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: kizakura: Named after a variety of the cherry tree with turmeric-colored blossoms, in reference to the scattered bright yellow dots and lines on head and body of this species (Ref75057).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 30 - 60 m (Ref. 75057). Subtropical, preferred ?; 34°N - 26°N, 126°E - 135°E (Ref. 75057)
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: known from southwest coast of Shikoku and the Ryukyu Islands (Japan)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11. This species is distinguished by the following characters: greatly reduced connecting membrane between innermost pelvic-fin rays, i.e., its height 23.3% of length of fifth pelvic-fin soft ray; 11 segmented rays on second dorsal fin; 33-34 longitudinal scale count; 11 predorsal scales; 11-12 transverse scale count from origin of second dorsal fin backward and downward to anal-fin base; cycloid scales in the pectoral fin base; third spine of first dorsal fin longest, slightly elongate and filamentous; slightly elongated ninth segmented caudal-fin ray, forming a pin-tailed caudal fin; 5 narrow dusky bars on head and body, anterior 4 diagonal rather than vertical; some short diagonal yellow lines on operculum (Ref. 75057).
Inhabits sandy gentle slope below coral-reef drop-off (45 m or more depths), and found to be associated with the alpheid shrimps (Ref. 75057).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwata, A., K. Shibukawa and N. Ohnishi, 2007. Three new species of the shrimp-associated Goby genus Vanderhorsitia (Perciformes:Gobiidae: Gobiinae) from Japan, with re-descriptions of two related congeners. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci. Ser. A, Suppl. 1:185-205. (Ref. 75057)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this 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 (10 of 100) .