Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Cristatogobius: Latin, cristatus = crested + latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); rubripectoralis: Named in reference to the species' red pectoral fin (Ref. 49948).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Central Pacific: southern Java, Indonesia and northern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49948); 4.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 10;
Vertebrae: 25 - 26. First dorsal fin distally rounded without filamentous spines. Posterior margin of caudal fin rounded. Scales small, 39-55 scales in a longitudinal row and 19-25 scales in transverse row. Color of specimens before fixation: nuchal crest with transversely alternating reddish-brown and light greenish-brown areas; body light greenish brown reticulated with brown on upper anterior part and having iridescent bluish or greenish spots surrounded by reticulation; first dorsal fin with red upper margin, submarginal row of contiguous yellow spots, grayish-red band on middle part, greenish gray on lower part, and large blackish spot with blue spots between fifth spine and fin terminus; second dorsal fin red with two or three irregular longitudinal yellow stripes on middle part, and greenish gray on basal part; anal fin proximally red and distally dark gray; pectoral fin with a red area on middle to lower part (Ref. 49948).
Inhabits mangrove streams with mud or sand bottoms (Ref. 49948).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Akihito, K. Meguro and K. Sakamoto, 2003. A new species of gobiid fish, Cristatogobius rubripectoralis, from Australia. Ichthyol. Res. 50(2):117-122. (Ref. 49948)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00266 - 0.01303), b=3.12 (2.93 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 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 (16 of 100) .