Teleostei (teleosts) > Gobiiformes
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(Gobies) > Sicydiinae
Etymology: Lentipes: Latin, lens, lentis = slow + Latin, pes = foot (Ref. 45335); kaaea: Named after the Chief of the Napwé tribe, Kaaea..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range ? - 5 m (Ref. 86942). Tropical; 15°S - 22°S
Oceania: New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fidji and Futuna (Ref. 47442 and also Ref. 87775).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87775); 4.3 cm SL (female)
Occurs in swift clear high gradient streams with slab and boulder strewn bottom, some course gravel may be present. Observed swimming in strong currents rather than being attached to rock surface like other species of Sycidiinae in the environment (Ref. 47442).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Watson, R.E., P. Keith and G. Marquet, 2002. Lentipes kaaea, a new species of freshwater goby (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Sicydiinae) from New Caledonia. Bull. Fr. Pêche Piscic. 364:173-185. (Ref. 47442)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).