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Macrodontogobius wilburi  Herre, 1936

Largetooth goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Macrodontogobius: Greek, makros = great + Greek, odous = teeth + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Herre.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 48637), usually 1 - 10 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 15°N - 30°S

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Indo-Pacific: Seychelles eastward into Oceania, including Micronesia, Fanning, and Phoenix islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10; Vertebrae: 26. Ground color of dorsal part of body greenish brown, ventral whitish yellow; a black spot at base of caudal fin; 7 dark brown blotches longitudinally arranged in mid-lateral area; black spots on cheeks and operculae, one ventral to the eye; pectoral fins hyaline; white pelvic fins. Pigment intensity variable among localities. 7 or less predorsal scales. Large, ctenoid scales except for cycloid scales in isthmus (Ref. 403); pelvic fins united with well-developed frenum; rounded caudal fin, slightly longer than head; longitudinal scale series 27-31; fully scaled cheek and opercle; depth of body 4.6-6.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal bays, lagoons and estuaries on fine sand along reef margins to about 20 meters depth (Ref. 48637). Solitary (Ref. 90102). Specimens collected from shallow waters to 7 m, near coral reefs. In southern Japan, the species inhabits sandy bay bottoms.

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Murdy, E.O., 1985. A review of the gobiid fish genera Exyrias and Macrodontogobius, with description of a new species of Exyrias. Indo-Pac. Fish. (10):14 p. (Ref. 403)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.4 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 2331 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00412 - 0.01928), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .