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: Chriolepis: Greek, chrio, chroa, to touch, to rub + Greek, lepis = scale (Ref. 45335); bilix: Name from Latin 'bilix' meaning - with a double thread; referring to the two elongated, threadlike dorsal-fin spines.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 62 - 138 m (Ref. 94726). Tropical, preferred ?
Caribbean: Caribbean Sea and the southeasternmost Gulf of Mexico: northern edge of Little Bahama Bank; off Cape Sable, SW Florida; Tobago Island and NE Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94726); 3.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 11;
Vertebrae: 27. This robust, large-eyed species is distinguished by the following characters: D2 I,11; A 11-12; pectoral-fin rays 19-20; body extensively scaled, with mid-lateral scales extending from just behind pectoral-fin axil to caudal-fin base; most scales are weakly ctenoid; cycloid scales on belly, in first row along dorsal- and anal-fin bases, and in anteriormost lateral row; well developed fifth pelvic-fin ray and is slightly greater in length than second pelvic-fin ray; relatively deep body; first and second dorsal-fin spines are greatly elongated, especially in females; first spine reaching posterior end of second dorsal-fin base in female holotype; first two anal-fin pterygiophores are inserted anterior to first haemal spine (Ref. 94726).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hastings, P.A. and L.T. Findley, 2013. Chriolepis bilix, a new species of goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from deep waters of western Atlantic. Zootaxa 3745(5):596-600. (Ref. 94726)
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
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
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) .