Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Elacatinus: Greek, elakatines = fusiform fishes preserved in salt (Ref. 45335); pridisi: Named for the Brazilian Navy First District (Primeiro Distrito Naval, Marinha do Brasil - "PRIDIS").
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 52745). Tropical, preferred ?
Southwest Atlantic: Trinidade Island, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52745)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11. Diagnosis: This species differs from its congeners of the Horsti complex (sensu Böhlke & Robins 1968) that have a pale stripe extending from the eye to the caudal-fin base by the following combination of characters: dark longitudinal stripe wide, reaching lower abdomen and base of anal-fin (vs. never reaching abdomen or base of anal fin); pectoral-fin rays typically 18 (vs. typically 17 in E. randalli and E. figaro and typically 16 in E. atronasum (Böhlke & Robins); anal-fin rays typically 11 (vs. typically 10 in E. figaro); oval spot present on snout (vs. no spot in E. atronasum and E. horsti (Böhlke & Robins), a "V"-shaped spot in E. prochilos (Böhlke & Robins), and a medial bar in E. xanthiprora (Böhlke & Robins), E. louisae (Böhlke & Robins) and E. lori Colin) (Ref. 52745).
Found over rocky reefs and calcareous-algae banks around the island. Observed in cleaning activities during the day (and most of its life-cycle) with clients varying from large-sized carnivores such as Carcharhinus perezi (Poey) to small-sized planktivores such as Chromis multilineata (Guichenot) (Ref. 52745).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Guimarães, R.Z.P., J.L. Gasparini and L.A. Rocha, 2004. A new cleaner goby of the Elacatinus (Teleostei: Gobiidae), from Trinidade Island, off Brazil. Zootaxa 770:1-8. (Ref. 52745)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00270 - 0.01286), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), 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 (10 of 100) .