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Porogobius schlegelii (Günther, 1861)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Porogobius: Greek, poros = porous + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Günther.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 46888).   Tropical

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Africa: Senegal to Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 7390, 57403, 79590, 80060). Also known from Cape Verde and islands in the Gulf of Guinea (Ref. 5299, 79590).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57403)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Diagnosis: each side of lower jaw with a recurved canine tooth approximately midway along its length (Ref. 57403). Outer row of teeth on lower jaw ending posteriorly in one or more long, recurved teeth (Ref. 79590). Angle of mouth reaching to below anterior margin of eye; 30-35 ctenoid scales in longitudinal series (including about 2-3 scales on caudal fin base), 9 scales in rearward transverse series; 1st dorsal fin: VI; 2nd dorsal fin: I,9 (infrequently 10); anal fin: I,8-9; pectoral fins: 19; pelvic fins just reaching to anus, relatively broad but with thin membrane between spines; caudal fin with 17 segmented rays (usually 14 of which are branched) (Ref. 57403, 79590). Coloration: Preserved specimens: very pale (whitish in alcohol); body covered with numerous small, black spots, larger and more close-set on dorsum; lateral part of head with a dark band running in a crescent from above posterior tip of jaw up towards eye, continuing under ventral margin of eye, and extending posteriorly to dorsal edge of operculum; head with dark, median predorsal band; flanks, below lateral line, with several short vertical bars of fine black dots, darkest bars located at level of 2nd dorsal fin; pectoral fin with dark patch near base of upper rays; just posterior to this there is a band of dark pigment running posteroventrally down upper part of fin; lower, anterior part of pectoral fin bears a narrow, longitudinal, band of dark pigment; other parts of fin with fine black speckling; white longitudinal band along middle of each dorsal fin, and a black longitudinal band along middle of anal fin; pelvic fins with black pigment between rays; caudal fin speckled black, with some dark spots aligned in vertical or slightly oblique rows (Ref. 57403, 79590).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs inshore, in the intertidal zone (Ref. 4343), in brackish and freshwaters, particularly estuaries, coastal lagoons, mangrove swamps (Ref. 4343, 57403, 79590), creeks and lower river basins (Ref. 57403). Tolerant of fresh waters and may ascend rivers, although less common in these habitats; may establish burrows in subtidal mud (Ref. 79590). Feeds on fish, lamellibranchs, phytoplankton and detritus (Ref. 28587).

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

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Harrison, I.J., P.J. Miller and F. Pezold, 2003. Gobiidae. p. 625-666 In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douce et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, Tome 2. Coll. Faune et Flore tropicales 40. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique, Museum National d'Histoire Naturalle, Paris, France and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France. 815 p. (Ref. 57403)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.6 - 28, mean 27.4 (based on 163 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.38 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 (24 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.