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); bunagaya: Named after a creature in Okinawan mythology known especially in Ogimi Village in the northern part of the island, Bunagaya; noun in apposition.,.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Japan and Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 125534)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10. This species is distinguished from all its congeners by 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 male; 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’; enlarged lobes or projections in front of the urogenital papilla of male absent; lateral scales reaching anteriorly beyond the area below the origin of the first dorsal fin; male scales with large, spike-like ctenii laterally on the trunk. Colouratiion of male: with two broad red bands on the posterior part of the body, three black vertical lines on grey or light-blue belly, grey or greyish-brown head without red marking, second dorsal fin being reddish brown proximally and white distally, a black spot at anterior part of second dorsal fin, and anal fin white with obscure reddish-brown base (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).