Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Mugilogobius: Latin, mugil, -ilis = grey mullet + Latin, gobius = gidgeon (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Larson & Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. 43716), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 12468)
Asia: restricted to Lake Matano, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12468)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 26 - 27. At least 5 irregular broad black bands across sides, bands interspersed with large spots and irregular markings (Ref. 43716). Longitudinal scales 28-32; TRB 8-11; predorsal scales small, reaching to above preopercular margin; scales on body mostly ctenoid; first spine of dorsal fin longest and often filamentous (Ref. 43716). Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 43716).
Known only from Lake Matano where it was observed to stay close by or seek shelter in empty shells of the gastropod Brotia gemmifera (Ref. 43716). Feeds on tiny short-spired gastropods (Ref. 43716).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Larson, H.K., 2001. A revision of the gobiid fish genus Mugilogobius (Teleostei: Gobioidei), and its systematic placement. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. (Suppl. No. 62):1-233. (Ref. 43716)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Endangered (EN) (B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv)); Date assessed: 29 June 2018
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00444 - 0.02358), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.58 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .