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: Didogobius: From Dido, queen of Carthage who killed herself when abandoned by Aeneas; Greek, mithology; helenae: Named for Helen Gay Oulton.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 49 - 61 m (Ref. 95673). Tropical, preferred ?
Eastern Atlantic: Canary Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95673); 2.8 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 27. This species is distinguished by the following characters: absence of head and preopercular canals; large papilla replace pores, generally for pores B, C, E and F; pore locations G and H with or without large papilla; 28-30 scales in lateral series; scales cycloid anteriorly, becoming ctenoid with ctenii increasing in size posteriorly. Body with 4 mottled, wide brown-orange bars separated by narrower white bars, cheek whitish with 5 more or less circular blotches of orange, outlined in dark brown and a black spot on ventral operculum (Ref. 95673).
Specimens were collected in small crevices at the base of low volcanic rock cliffs with sand substrate (Ref. 95673).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Van Tassell, J.L. and A. Kramer, 2014. A new species of Didogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Canary Islands. Zootaxa 3793(4):453-464. (Ref. 95673)
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
= 0.5078 [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) .