Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: belloides: Named for its resemblance to Vanderhorstia bella.. More on author: Randall.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 12 - 25 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical, preferred ?
Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75899); 4.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 17. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI-I, 16; A I, 17; pectoral rays 18; scales in longitudinal series 66-68; scales on head, nape, or prepectoral area absent; body elongate, depth 6.6 in SL; dorsal spines progressively longer to sixth, 3.95 in SL; caudal fin pointed and moderately long, 3.0 in SL; pectoral fins reaching to above anus, 3.8 in SL; pelvic fins not reaching anus, 4.65 in SL (Ref. 75899); characterized further by pale grey body color; breast and abdomen white; anterior body below first dorsal fin with relatively large oval yellow spots, smaller and denser yellow spots posteriorly on side; cheek and operculum with orange spots; yellow bands/ spots on dorsal fin; broad dusky stripe across middle of anal fin; bluish streaks on caudal fin; plain whitish pelvic fins; united pelvic fins, presence of well developed frenum; cycloid scales covering body anteriorly, ctenoid posteriorly (Ref. 90102).
Found in sand-rubble bottoms in 12-25 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2007. Descriptions of four new shrimpgobies of the genus Vanderhorstia from the Western Pacific. Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 12(3):89-100. (Ref. 75899)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00266 - 0.01303), b=3.12 (2.93 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 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 (13 of 100) .