Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Chromogobius: Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal. Subtropical, preferred ?; 46°N - 30°N, 6°W - 36°E
Mediterranean Sea: including the Adriatic Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4696)
Anterior opercle without a dark spot on its lower edge. Anterior margin of pectoral fin base with a dark vertical band. Scales cycloid on trunk, ctenoid on caudal peduncle. Sensory papillae: row 1, 13-20; row 2, 7-10; row 3, 6-11; row 4, 7-11; row 5, 5-9; row y, 1-4; row tr, 3-6 (Ref. 41100).
Adults inhabit intertidal to offshore areas, probably within interstices of coralline nodules (Ref. 4696). Eggs are pear-shaped (Ref. 4696).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Miller, P.J., 1986. Gobiidae. p. 1019-1085. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Volume 3. UNESCO, Paris. (Ref. 4696)
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
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00418 - 0.01902), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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 (14 of 100) .