Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 6 - 25 m (Ref. 90102). Temperate
Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf and Reunion to Indonesia and the Philippines, north to southern Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441)
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 9. Characterized by white body color; six ventrally tapered , brown bars/saddles, head with yellow spots; presence of pale-edged black spot at base of first dorsal fin between first and third spine; orange-brown spots on soft dorsal and upper part of caudal fin; anal fin and lower lobe of caudal fin with blue streaks; all dorsal fins filamentous except last spine of first dorsal fin; united pelvic fins, frenum present; longitudinal scale series 80-101; head without scales; greatest depth of body 5.8-6.3 in SL; oblong or rounded caudal fin, longer than head length (Ref. 90102).
Found in fine silt bottoms of coastal reefs in 6-25 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R., 2002. A redescription of Cryptocentrus crocatus Wongratana, a redefinition of Myersina Herre (Acanthopterygii; Gobiidae), a key to the species, and comments on relationships. Ichthyol. Res. 49:69-75. (Ref. 41718)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 17.8 - 29.2, mean 28.2 °C (based on 2316 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00294 - 0.00893), b=3.02 (2.87 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (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 (23 of 100) .