Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Chlamydogobius: Greek, chlamys, -idos = cloak, cape + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Larson.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Oceania: northern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 5 - 7. Equal number of second dorsal and anal fin rays - consisting of 1 spine and 6 soft rays (Ref. 44894). Color: males blue-grey with dark scale margins and scattered black spots on head and body; first dorsal fin with broad yellow band across outer half; second dorsal and anal fins bluish on basal half, with a black stripe across center of fins and broad white margins; caudal fin dusky blue-grey with faint cross bands. Females mainly tan (Ref. 44894).
Inhabits muddy creeks draining mangrove samphire plains or freshwater floodplains, also artificial habitats such as water buffalo wallows and concrete drains. Always seen near the coast in low-salinity environments (0-9% sea water). Spawned in captivity. About 30 eggs were laid, which took 9 days to hatch at 25°C. After hatching the young were observed clinging to the walls of the aquarium, apparently feeding on algae (Ref. 44894).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Male tends the clutch.
Larson, H.K., 2001. A revision of the gobiid fish genus Mugilogobius (Teleostei: Gobioidei), and its systematic placement. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. (Suppl. No. 62):1-233. (Ref. 43716)
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
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00200 - 0.01202), b=3.09 (2.88 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.4 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 (11 of 100) .