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Ctenogobius phenacus  (Pezold & Lasala S., 1987)

Impostor goby
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Ctenogobius: Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335);  phenacus: Name from Greek phenacus meaning a cheat or impostor; referring to the fish which is easily mistaken for darter goby.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 33570).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Southwest Atlantic: Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, mouth of Corantijn River in Surinam, and mouths of Cayenne and the Mahury rivers in French Guiana.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33570)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 12. Eyes not reduced. In both sexes, the large jaw reaching posteriorly from one-half the diameter of the orbit to the end margin of the orbit. Upper part of the sides of the trunk with shoulder patch of melanophores and diagonal bars forming a V pattern. Ocelli on body and head absent. Tail elongated.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Pezold, F. and C.R. Gilbert, 1987. Two new species of the gobiid fish genus Gobionellus from the western Atlantic. Copeia 1987(1):169-175. (Ref. 33570)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00395 - 0.01919), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), 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 (10 of 100) .