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Stenogobius kenyae  Smith, 1959

Africa rivergoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Stenogobius: Greek, stenos = narrow + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Smith.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: known from the Sabaki River, Kenya (Ref. 4343). Reported from Somalia to South Africa in waters entering the Indian Ocean (Ref. 34009).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4343)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11. Males with light stripe near 1st dorsal fin base (Ref. 2798). Cheek naked; opercle usually naked, may have few large scales; pectoral base naked; belly usually naked, may have few thin scales; breast usually naked, may have one to five scales; predorsal region fully scaled with large scales numbering 10 to 15; first dorsal fin with two parallel black bands on basal half of fin (Ref. 34009).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits from fresh water to marine conditions in lowland rivers and bays (Ref. 34009).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Maugé, L.A., 1986. Gobiidae. p. 358-388. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 4343)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00392 - 0.01936), b=3.07 (2.88 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.6 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 (24 of 100) .