Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 20 - 110 m (Ref. 37490), usually 20 - 40 m (Ref. 90102). Subtropical
Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37490)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 12;
Vertebrae: 26. Presence of longitudinal yellow line on middle of cheek; yellow or brownish line from above middle of maxilla to lower part of cheek; oblique yellow line on occiput behind eye; orange line between maxilla and lachrymal; three transverse yellow line on flank; predorsal with 17-18 scales; cheek and opercle naked; occiput and pectoral base scaled (Ref. 37490); characterized further by having elevated first dorsal fin, without filaments; united pelvic fins, presence of well developed frenum; longitudinal scale series 30-39; head without scales except nape; predorsal scales 9-18;ctenoid scales covering body except cycloid anteriorly; greatest depth of body 4.8-6.0 in SL; rounded caudal fin, longer than head length (Ref. 90102).
Found on sandy-muddy bottoms. Observed associating with snapping shrimps (Ref. 37490). Also found in silty sand bottoms, often on slopes in 20-40 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ikeda, Y., T. Nakabo and W. Hiramatsu, 1995. Redescription of Vanderhorstia macropteryx (Perciformes: Gobiidae) with designation of a neotype. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 42(3/4):303-310. (Ref. 37490)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 17.1 - 28.9, mean 27.3 (based on 116 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00267 - 0.01297), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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 (18 of 100) .