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); palawanirufus: Named for its type locality, Palawan, Latin word 'rufus' meaning red, with a connecting-vowel, 'i' referring to the red Lentipes of Palawan; treated as an adjective..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 125534); 4.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10. This species is distinguished from all its congeners by having the following set of characters: D2 and A I, 10; pectoral fin rays usually 18-19; fourth and/or fifth spines longest in first dorsal fin of male; no or small interval between first- and second-dorsal-fin bases in male (less than 1/3 of the length of the first-dorsal-fin base; the fin bases are often connected); cephalic sensory pore D single; preopercular sensory canal usually with two (M’ and O’) or three pores (M’, N, and O’); without enlarged lobes or projections in front of the urogenital papilla of males; 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 broad, reddish-brown or dark-red band between bases of the second dorsal and anal fins, red, reddish-brown, or dark-brown head, belly without clear black lines, second dorsal fin being reddish brown or dark red proximally and white or light yellowish brown distally, a black spot at anterior part of second dorsal fin, and anal fin being reddish brown or dark red proximally and translucent distally (Ref. 125534).
This species was commonly observed with many other goby species and two cyprinid species at the reaches below the first waterfall of Estrella Falls. It was more abundant at the reaches above the waterfal, a habitat it occupies together with Sicyopus zosterophorus. In the Olanguan Falls which consists of continuous waterfalls along the course of one stream. this species co-occurred with many other goby species, a cyprinid species, and two Kuhlia species (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
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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).