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Evermannichthys spongicola  (Radcliffe, 1917)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Evermannichthys: From Evermann, 1902, researcher about fauna + greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 27 m (Ref. 58018).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Western Central Atlantic: North Carolina and northeastern Gulf of Mexico to Campeche, Mexico and the Bahamas south to Curacao

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Distinguished by having the following characteristics: thin and elongate in form; reduced scale cover and head pores; depth of body about 2 mm (Ref. 92840).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Always lives in large loggerhead sponges and other similar sponges (Ref. 7251). Live deep within canals of the sponges, near the openings to the incurrent canals. Sponges provide species with protection from predators and an available food source in many invertebrates. Eggs found within sponge or small plankton brought through incurrent pores (Ref. 92840).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Nelson, J.S., E.J. Crossman, H. Espinosa-Pérez, L.T. Findley, C.R. Gilbert, R.N. Lea and J.D. Williams, 2004. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. American Fisheries Society, Special Publication 29, Bethesda, Maryland. ix, 386 p. + 1 CD. (Ref. 52299)

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 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00286 - 0.01390), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±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) .