Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Fusigobius: Latin, fusus = spindle + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 11441). Tropical; 21°C - 30°C (Ref. 27115), preferred ?; 35°N - 33°S, 32°E - 143°W
Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe Island.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)
soft rays: 8. 1st black spot between 1st 2 dorsal spines; body with small dark spots (Ref. 2798); characterized by semi-translucent grey with small brown spots on head and body; presence of slanting bands along back; fully united pelvic fins; well developed pelvic frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 22-24; ctenoid scales those on nape; cycloid scales on breast and base of pectoral fin; operculum without scales; median predorsal scales absent, 5-6 scales on side of nape anterior to dorsal fin origin; opening of gill extending nearly to below rear edge of opercle; depth of body 4.0-4.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Solitary or in small groups (Ref. 90102). Inhabits tidal reef flats and shallow lagoons, on sand or rubble patches (Ref. 48637). Feeds on organic matter and small benthic invertebrates (Ref. 89972).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 1995. Coastal fishes of Oman. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 439 p. (Ref. 11441)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00419 - 0.01894), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.25 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .