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: pinocchioi: Named after Carlo Collodi’s fictional character Pinocchio; referring to the exceptionally long anterior tubular nares in this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 14 - 73 m (Ref. 92345). Tropical
Western Pacific: Palau and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92345)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: cephalic sensory-pore system always lacking POP and IT pores, PITO and AITO pores fused 50% of time; dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/8; unbranched pectoral-fin rays; 4th pelvic-fin ray bifurcated with each branch about 50% of the total length of the ray; unbranched 5th pelvic-fin ray 6.5-15.3 (11.0%) of 4th; in males, dorsal-fin spines are filamentous, very long tubular anterior nares, length almost equal to pupil diameter, reaching well anterior to the upper lip, and black; in life body translucent and crossed by six narrow red bands and when preserved, devoid of obvious dark marks on body (Ref. 92345).
Found in vertical drop-off with caves and sandy and slope with some Halimeda (Ref. 92345).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and R. Winterbottom, 2012. Two new dwarfgobies from the Southwestern Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota). Zootaxa 3572:33-42. (Ref. 92345)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.2 - 29, mean 28.7 (based on 20 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .