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Lythrypnus crocodilus (Beebe & Tee-Van, 1928)

Mahogany goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Lythrypnus: Greek, lythros, -on = blood + Greek, hypnos = sleep (Ref. 45335).  More on authors: Beebe & Tee-Van.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 18 m (Ref. 34188), usually 5 - 18 m (Ref. 34188).   Tropical

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Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas, Greater Antilles, and south through the Lesser Antilles to Tobago. Also Belize, Honduras and Providencia Island off Nicaragua.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8. Dark bands lacking a pale central area; width of pale bands equal to or greater than width of dark bands; color pattern on cheeks usually consisting of two bars or spots arranged in bars under the eye, spaces between posteriormost bar and preopercular margin usually lacking spots; pectoral fin base with a single spot, usually located on central or lower portion of base, often extending anteriorly toward opercular membrane; pectoral fin rays modally 15 (Ref. 34188).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Greenfield, D.W., 1988. A review of the Lythrypnus mowbrayi complex (Pisces: Gobiidae), wih description of a new species. Copeia 1988(2):460-470. (Ref. 34188)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 24 March 2011

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.7 - 28.2, mean 27.5 (based on 566 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00427 - 0.01860), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .