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Discordipinna griessingeri  Hoese & Fourmanoir, 1978

Spikefin goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Discordipinna: Latin, discors = to disagree + Latin, pinna = fin, wing (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Hoese.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 45 m (Ref. 90102), usually 2 - 15 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115)

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Marquesan Islands (Ref. 2334); including Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5 - 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8. Characterized by head white with brown spots; dorsal half on the body white with narrow orange stripes; orange caudal fins with three large brown spots on second dorsal and upper part of caudal fin; orange pectoral fin with white central portion; greatly prolonged first two dorsal spines; pectoral rays with filamentous tips; united pelvic fins forming disc, reaching to origin of anal fin; pointed caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 22-25; ctenoid scales anteriorly, ctenoid posteriorly; cheeks and operculum without scales; top of head with large scales; depth of body 5.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in areas with live coral, rubble, and sand (Ref. 9710, 48637, 58302). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Secretive and not associated with burrows or prawns (Ref. 9710, 48637). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 27115.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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