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Hemigobius hoevenii  (Bleeker, 1851)

Banded mulletgoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Hemigobius: Greek, hemi = half + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 46888); depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 86942).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Borneo, New Guinea and northern Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9; Vertebrae: 26 - 27. Body robust, compressed, with rounded somewhat depressed head, snout rounded and overhanging upper lip; longitudinal scales 27-32; anteriormost predorsal scale largest, 8-10 scales, extending close up behind eyes; mouth enlarged in males; scales on body ctenoid; first dorsal fin low, rounded, with no filamentous spines; body greyish to brownish with six diagonal blackish bars across sides, marbled to ocellate black spot on caudal base, roughly vertical black spot on caudal base, roughly vertical black line on opercle extending to underneath head (Ref. 44011). Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 44011).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit mangrove estuaries and streams, usually under leaf litter and detritus (Ref. 44011).

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Larson, H.K., 1999. A review of the mangrove goby genus Hemigobius (Gobioidei, Gobiidae, Gobionellinae). Beagle, Rec. Mus. Art Galler. North.Territ.15:23-42. (Ref. 44011)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.2 - 29.3, mean 28.7 (based on 1931 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00306 - 0.01566), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .