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Stiphodon kalfatak  Keith, Marquet & Watson, 2007

Kalfatak's stiphodon
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Sicydiinae
Etymology: Stiphodon: Greek, stiphos, -eos, -oys = mass + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335);  kalfatak: Named for Donna Kalfatak; noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; amphidromous.   Tropical, preferred ?; 15°S - 16°S, 166°E - 167°E

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Oceania: Vanuatu. Seems to be endemic of Santo Is. (Ref. 87781).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 72456); 2.4 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10. This species is characterized by the following: pectoral rays 14-15; second dorsal fin with 9 segmented rays; premaxillary teeth 39-44; predorsal midline with 4-12 scales; males with more and larger symphyseal teeth than females (3-4 vs. 1); transverse scales in forward series 7-8, in backward series 8-9; typical color of males, body with longitudinal bright line divided in 3 colors (re, yellow, green from back to belly) on the flanks up to the head, on the cheeks, to the nose; lower part of head dark green to black; belly greyish brown on the back; females greyish to brownish (Ref. 72456).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in clear and calm streams, sandy or slightly rocky bottom and large pools. Found on the bottom of the river and observed from 5-10 m high in altitude (Ref. 72456).

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Keith, P., G. Marquet and R.E. Watson, 2007. Stiphodon kalfatak, a new species of freshwater goby from Vanuatu (Gobioidei: Sicydiinae). Cybium 31(1):33-37. (Ref. 72456)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 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 (10 of 100) .