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Kelloggella avaiki  Tornabene, Deis & Erdmann, 2017

Star-spangled goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: avaiki: Named ‘Avaiki’ which refers to an area of tidepools and coastal caverns near the type locality of this species that are revered as the sacred bathing pools of kings; noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 116852).   Tropical

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Eastern Central Pacific: Niue.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116852); 2.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 113; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. This species is distinguished by the following characters: body lacking vertical bars; in life, body and fins possess small bright iridescent blue spots and speckles on a dark greyish-blue to black background; jaws and tip of snout light yellow; D2 I,11-13; A I, 8; pectoral-fin rays 14 (Ref. 116852).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Specimens were collected from the lower intertidal zone on a narrow reef flat exposed to strong wave energy and were found living in small water-filled crevices in the reef pavement. Observed to be fairly abundant on the reef flat where it was collected, with an estimated five to 10 individuals per m2 in the lower intertidal zone ( Ref. 116852).

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Tornabene, L., B. Deis and M.V. Erdmann, 2017. Evaluating the phylogenetic position of the goby genus Kelloggella (Teleostei: Gobiidae), with notes on osteology of the genus and description of a new species from Niue in the South Central Pacific Ocean. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 1-20. (Ref. 116852)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±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) .