Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Sicydiinae
Etymology: Stiphodon: Greek, stiphos, -eos, -oys = mass + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335). More on author: Kottelat.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal; amphidromous. Tropical, preferred ?
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences |
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Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90214); 5.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 10;
Vertebrae: 18. Distinguished by the having the following characters: usually VI-I, 9 dorsal fins, larger male with pointed first dorsal fin with elongate spines 4 and 5, posterior tip of the fin usually extending to base of soft-rays 2-5 of second dorsal fin; 14-16 (mode 15) pectoral-fin rays; 32-56 premaxillary teeth, 29-61 horizontal dentary teeth; males with nine blackish obscure transverse bars laterally on tail and clear black spots distributed over almost entire rays of pectoral fin, number of spots on the longest ray 5-10; females with two black, straight and simple longitudinal bands laterally on body, often with 1-4 black spots on second dorsal-fin rays, 2-5 black transverse bars on central part of caudal fin, and 1-7 black spots on pectoral-fin rays (Ref. 90214).
Inhabits relatively swift streams over boulder and gravel bottoms (Ref. 26366).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Maeda, K., T. Yoshino and K. Tachihara, 2011. A redescription of Stiphodon pulchellus (Herre, 1927) (Gobiidae: Sicydiinae). Cybium 35(4):319-328. (Ref. 90214)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .