Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Sicydiinae
Etymology: Sicyopterus: Greek, sika, sikya = cucumber + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335); erythropterus: åñõèñïæ (eruthros) red, and ðôåñõæ (pteron), fin, to characterise its red anal fin (Ref. 90225).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; amphidromous. Tropical, preferred ?
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences |
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Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Known only from the Tirawiwa River, a major tributary of the Wapoga River, which flows into the eastern side of Cenderawasih Bay, Papua Province in Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90225)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A Sicyopterus with three clefts (one anteriorly and two midlaterally) on upper lip, with smooth lip and with a second dorsal fin with 1 spine and 10 segmented rays. The sexual dimorphism is well developed with males with fewer scales in LS (51-55 vs. 56-58) and PD (0-15 vs. 19-26) and less teeth in lower jaw (3-6 vs. 7-9) than females. A distinctive red pattern on the anal fin, more or less marked. Caudal fin branched rays 12-13 (Ref. 90225).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Keith, P., G. Allen, C. Lord and R. Hadiaty, 2011. Five new species of Sicyopterus (Gobioidei: Sicydiinae) from Papua New Guinea and Papua. Cybium 35(4):299-318. (Ref. 90225)
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
= 0.5000 [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 ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .