Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
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(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Mugilogobius: Latin, mugil, -ilis = grey mullet + Latin, gobius = gidgeon (Ref. 45335); wilsoni: Named for David Wilson. More on author: Larson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 43716). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 6 - 8;
Vertebrae: 26. Body grey with 5-7 oblique black bands across sides; bands interspersed with black spots and chevron-shaped black markings; 2 oval spots on base of caudal fin (Ref. 43716). Longitudinal scales 26-31; TRB 8-13; predorsal scales 11-13, anteriormost enlarged, placed close behind eyes; scales on body mostly ctenoid; dorsal fin rounded, without elongate or filamentous spines, black spot usually on anterior half of fin (Ref. 43716). Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 43716).
Collected mostly from tidal streams and muddy mangrove creeks and may not travel very far up into more brackish habitats. Could be kept in captivity for some weeks in seawater; can feed on live brine shrimp (Ref. 43716). Spawn in fresh water in captivity. Eggs hatch in 6-7 days at about 27°C (Ref. 44894).
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
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=0.00794 (0.00365 - 0.01726), b=3.11 (2.93 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 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 (10 of 100) .