Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: saltator: Name from Latin 'saltator' meaning dancer; referring to the mating behavior of the male of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 93255). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: Japan, Ryukyu Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559); 3.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished from its congeners in the following set of characters: D VI,12-13 segmented rays; A 13 segmented rays; pectoral-fin rays 14-15, long pectoral fin, reaching past end of pelvic fins, its length 20-22% SL; caudal-fin with 8+7 segmented rays and long, 21-23% SL; large head 29-30% SL; long snout 12-16% head length; jaws are subequal, posterior end of jaws reaching posteriorly to or beyond vertical at anterior oculoscapular canal pore F?; tip of upper lip without a small anteriorly directed skin projection; reduced longitudinal pattern of sensory papillae rows; rounded caudal fin (Ref. 93255).
Inhabits muddy bottoms of estuarine at 0.5-2 m depth; living in burrows dug by invertebrates. During breeding season, males swim vertically above the burrows and display to females (Ref. 93255).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Suzuki, T. and H. Senou, 2013. Review of the sand-diving goby genus Parkraemeria (Perciformes: Gobiidae), with descriptions of two new species form Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Bull. Nat. Mus. Nat. Sci. Ser. A. Suppl. 7:53-66. (Ref. 93255)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00300 - 0.01455), 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
): 3.2 ±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) .