Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Oxyurichthys: Greek, oxys = sharpen + Greek, oura = tail + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Western Central Pacific: China, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, northern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 442)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + 1,12; A I,13; single row of upper jaw teeth; fleshy tongue is rounded; upper lip is constricted; callus-like cornification usually present on the dorsoposterior surface of orbit; anterior nares are not darkly pigmented; without spots on gular membrane beneath preopercle or anterior process of quadrate; without dark spots on scales of trunk;absence of prominent blotches, vertical bars or basicaudal spot present on trunk; with membranous crest on nape which may be covered with scales; scales are ctenoid laterally on trunk posterior to middle of first dorsal fin, cycloid anteriorly; prepelvic region is fully scaled; lateral scales 52-72; the first dorsal fin low, spines of appressed fin do not reach posterior to 5th second dorsal-fin element; pectoral-fin rays 21-25; pelvic fins dusky, not barred or mottled (Ref. 103856)..
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pezold, P.L. and H.K. Larson, 2015. A revision of the fish genus Oxyurichthys (Gobioidei: Gobiidae) with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa 3988(1):1-95. (Ref. 103856)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.8 - 29.1, mean 28.2 °C (based on 1354 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00318 - 0.01574), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .