Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Paedogobius: From Greek, Pados, ou = the name of river Po in Italy + Latin, gobius = gudgeon; kimurai: Named for Motofumi Kimura, who first discovered this species. More on authors: Iwata, Hosoya & Larson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal. Subtropical
Western Pacific: Japan, Thailand and eastern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.8 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14 - 15;
Vertebrae: 25. Pelvic fins with 0 or 1 spine (Ref. 43239); formed into a long rod, extending posteriorly to vertical line through mid point of 3rd abdominal vertebra.; left and right pelvic bones distinctly separated from each other posteriorly; subpelvic process absent in both sexes. Ectopterygoid and quadrate widely separated in secondary male. Some sensory papillae present on branchiostegal membranes. Maxillo-vomerine meniscus present. First dorsal fin absent. Dorsal- and anal-fin pterygiophores each supporting one unbranched soft ray, with supernumerary ray on first pterygiophore of anal fin. Abdominal vertebrae 10, caudal 15. First or 2 dorsal pterygiophores inserting between 9th and 10th neural spines. No scales (Ref. 48341).
Inhabits inner bays (Ref. 43239).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwata, A., S. Hosoya and H.K. Larson, 2001. Paedogobius kimurai, a new genus and species of goby (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Gobiidae) from the west Pacific. Rec. Aust. Mus. 53(1):103-112. (Ref. 48341)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00406 - 0.01955), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±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) .