Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
Etymology: Schindleria: Named for ichthyologist Otto Schindler, 1906-1959 (Prof. Dr. Konrad Schindler, pers. comm Dec. 2017).; multidentata: Name from Latin 'multus' for many, and 'dentatus' for toothed, referring to the high number of teeth on the tooth bearing elements of the oral jaws..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical
South Pacific Ocean: French Polynesia (Tahiti).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123103); 2.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13 - 15;
Vertebrae: 33 - 35. This species is distinguished by the following: body slender, elongated and not pigmented in preserved specimen; tail distinctly shorter than the abdomen; body depth at pectoral radial plate origin 4.1% of SL and at anal-fin origin 5.6% of SL; origin of dorsal fin distinctly anterior to origin of anal fin (long dorsal fin type), predorsal length 57.6 % of SL and preanal length 74.3 % of SL; tail length (without caudal fin) 29.8 % of SL; D 19-21; A 13-15; first anal-fin ray positioned below 9th-10th dorsal fn ray; premaxilla with about 40 closely spaced tiny teeth along entire ventral margin; teeth on dentary about 30 separated by a distinct gap (diastema) into two groups; myomeres 34-36; male urogenital papilla elongate, tube like, tapering towards tip; female urogenital papilla tiny and inconspicuous (Ref. 123103).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ahnelt, H., 2020. A new species of Schindleria (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Tahiti (French Polynesia) with a unique lower jaw dentition. Vertebrate Zoology 70(2):195-205. (Ref. 123103)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
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
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).