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Elacatinus cayman  Victor, 2014

Cayman cleaner goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Elacatinus: Greek, elakatines = fusiform fishes preserved in salt (Ref. 45335);  cayman: Named for its tpe locality, Cayman Islands; noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Atlantic: Cayman Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97572)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal soft rays: 11; Vertebrae: 28. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VII+12; A 11; pectoral rays 16-17; pelvic rays I,5 and fused into a cup; scaleless; inferior mouth; complete upper lip groove (without frenum); color: black upper head and body, pale middorsal streak behind head, lower half of head and ventral aspect of body white, wide iridescent blue lateral band divides black upper body, band contains a full-length midline yellow stripe which extends forward onto upper orbit and meets on snout in a V or U; notably, yellow stripe is of uniform width from eye to tail; the color pattern is distinctive, shared only with rare individuals of E. evelynae YB (YB denotes the yellow-blue striped morph). This species differs from E. evelynae by the absence of the upper-lip frenum; differs from E. genie with the latter having a wider pale lateral band that is often bright white and the indistinct yellow stripe widens prominently behind the eye and no pale middorsal streak behind the head (Ref. 97572).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Victor, B.C., 2014. Three new endemic cryptic species revealed by DNA barcoding of the gobies of the Cayman Islands (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 12:25-60. (Ref. 97572)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii))

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=0.00589 (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):  3.2   ±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) .