Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Obliquogobius: Latin, obliquus = having slating direction or position + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); cirrifer: Name from Latin 'cirrus' meaning 'curl' or 'tendril' and 'fero' for 'to bear', refers to the greatly prolonged, filamentous first spine of first dorsal fin of male.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 404 m (Ref. 75138). Temperate
Northwest Pacific: Ryukyu Is., Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75138); 2.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 26. This species differs from its congeners in having the following set of characters: segmented dorsal- and anal-fin rays, 8 and 9, respectively; elongated body, its depth 13.5-15.5% of SL; males with greatly prolonged (extending beyond posterior end of base of second dorsal fin when appressed) and filamentous first dorsal-fin spine; anteroventral and/or distal parts of first dorsal fin may have small black spot(s) (smaller than pupil); small 3-6 black spots on second dorsal fin; dorsal margin of caudal fin with some narrow black markings, in addition to the blackened posterior margin (Ref. 75138).
Collected from fine-sandy bottom (Ref. 75138).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shibukawa, K. and Y. Aonuma, 2007. Three new species of the deep-dwelling goby genus Obliquogobius (Perciformes: Gobiidae: Gobinnae) from Japan, with comments on the limits of the genus. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ser. A, Suppl. 1:137-152. (Ref. 75138)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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) .