Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: lachneri: Named for E A. Lachner of USNM.. More on author: Winterbottom, Hoese.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 50 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical, preferred ?
Indo-Pacific: Chagos Archipelago and Maldives; non-types from the Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, New Guinea, and the Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9360)
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 8. Characterized by semi-translucent with orange/brown scale margins; three large orange to brown blotches behind pectoral fin; head with large dusky orange spots/bands; pectoral fin base with a pair of large brown to reddish spots on pectoral fin base; small dark spots present on dorsal and caudal fin rays; absence of pelvic frenum; branched caudal rays 12; longitudinal scale series 25-26; ctenoid scales on body except cycloid near midline of abdomen; head, nape, pectoral fin base and breast scaleless; depth of body 5.0-5.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits reef crevices (Ref. 90102).
"The entire reproductive sequence consisted of nest preparation by a male, courtship behaviors, nest entry by a female, spawning, and paternal care until the hatching of eggs." The sequence of behavior observed during courtship in the laboratory were as follows: "The male approached a female. The female responded to the male approach with yawning. In leading, the male returned to its nest. Tail-waving was performed during stopping." (Ref. 58424).
Randall, J.E. and M. Goren, 1993. A review of the gobioid fishes of the Maldives. Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. (58):1-37, 5 pls. (Ref. 9360)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [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
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec = 34).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .