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: Cabillus: Dutch, kabeljau = cod fish, a dish of cod mached (Ref. 45335); pexus: Name from Latin noun 'pexus', meaning comb; referring to its enlarged ctenii of a pair of scales at
base of caudal fin.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 12 m (Ref. 94253). Temperate, preferred ?
Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This specie is distinguished from its congeners (except Cabillus caudimacula) by possessing a pair of modified scales with enlarged ctenii at the base of the caudal fin; it differs from C. caudimacula in having: 5 predorsal scales in adults (vs. predorsal scales none in C. caudimacula); prepelvic area with cycloid scales (vs. naked); ctenioid scale area on side of body extending anteriorly to a vertical through base of third ray of second dorsal fin (vs. extending to a vertical through midbase of first dorsal fin); a narrow black transverse bar at base of caudal fin (vs. a distinctive, large dark blotch posteriorly on side of caudal peduncle and extending onto base of caudal fin); a prominent black submarginal spot at fin membrane between first and third spines of first dorsal fin (vs. no prominent black spot); gill rakers 1-2?4-5 (vs. 1-2?2-3) (Ref. 94253).
Collected amongst a pile of dead-coral rubble in coral reefs (Ref. 94253).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shibukawa, K. and M. Aizawa, 2013. Cabillus pexus, a new marine goby (Teleostei, Gobiidae) from Amami-oshima, Ryulyu Islands, Japan. Bull. Nat. Mus. Nat. Sci. Ser. A 39(3):133-142. (Ref. 94253)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [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
): 3.1 ±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) .