Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Sicydiinae
Etymology: Lentipes: Latin, lens, lentis = slow + Latin, pes = foot (Ref. 45335); kijimuna: Named for the characteristically red colour of the fish associated with Kijimuna (a creature in Okinawan mythology, regarded as a wood spirit and usually described as a child with red hair or whole body); noun in apposition..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Japan (Ryukyu Is.), Taiwan and the Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 125534)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10. This species is distinguished from all its congeners by having the following set of characters: D2 I,10; A I,10; pectoral fin rays 18-19; D1 with fourth and/or fifth spines longest in males; interval between first- and second-dorsal-fin bases in male less than 1/3 of the length of the first-dorsal-fin base; cephalic sensory pore D single; preopercular sensory canal with two pores, M’ and O’; absence of enlarged lobes or projections in front of the urogenital papilla of male; lateral scales reaching anteriorly beyond the area below the origin of the first dorsal fin; scales with large, spike-like ctenii laterally on the trunk in male. Colouration of male with a red head, a broad red band between bases of posterior half of second dorsal and anal fins, and red second dorsal and anal fins with a submarginal black stripe and a transparent margin (Ref. 125534).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Maeda, K., H. Kobayashi, H.P. Palla, C. Shinzato, R. Koyanagi, J. Montenegro, A.J. Nagano, T. Saeki, T. Kunishima, T. Mukai, K. Tachihara, V. Laudet, N. Satoh and K. Yamahira, 2021. Do colour-morphs of an amphidromous goby represent different species? Taxonomy of Lentipes (Gobiiformes) from Japan and Palawan, Philippines, with phylogenomic approaches. Systematics and Biodiversity 19(8):1080-1112. (Ref. 125534)
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
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), 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).