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: Schismatogobius: Greek, schisma, -atos = crack, fissure + latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); vitiensis: Named for Viti (Fijian language for Fiji) and the Latin suffix -ensis, meaning from or of Fiji.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.1 - 6.3; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 55545). Tropical; 23°C - 26°C (Ref. 55545), preferred ?
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55545)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9. Distinguished from all other members of the genus by the following combination of characters: 8-9 anal rays; dorsal fins with VI - I,9-10 rays; first dorsal fin with a diagonal black band; females with a thin dark band crossing the chin; juvenile females with a triangular dark patch in region of isthmus; orange pigmentation on dorsal surface of body, and caudal and pectoral fin bases in both juveniles and adults; light blue or turquoise mottling on the head, nape and dorsal surface; sexually dimorphic head morphology (% HL), head lengths similar, males with 5% greater eye diameter and 30% greater lower jaw length, females with 5% greater snout length, 7% greater post orbital length and 6 % greater head width; sexually dimorphic fin morphology (% SL), males with 5% larger first dorsal fin base and females with 7% larger pectoral and 5 % larger pelvic fins (Ref. 55545).
Seems to prefer shallow and clear water riffles with slow or moderate current speed and with a substrate of small boulders and gravel (Ref. 55545).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jenkins, A. and D. Boseto, 2005. Schismatogobius vitiensis, a new freshwater goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Fiji Islands. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 16(1):75-82. (Ref. 55545)
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
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00832 (0.00371 - 0.01866), b=3.07 (2.88 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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) .