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Acentrogobius vanderloosi Allen, 2015

Mudslope goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Acentrogobius: Greek, a = without + Greek, kentron = sting + Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335);  vanderloosi: Named for Robert Vanderloos, owner and operator of the live-aboard dive vessel 'Chertan', and based at Alotau, Papua New Guinea.

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

Marine; demersal; depth range 15 - 18 m (Ref. 100513).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea, but most probably ranges widely within the Indo-Australian Archipelago.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 100513); 4.5 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,10, dorsal spines thin and flexible, first two with long filamentous tips, that of second spine longest 2.3-3.2 in SL, reaching to base of about sixth soft ray of second dorsal fin when laid back; A I,10; pectoral-fin rays 20; lanceolate caudal fin which is slightly longer than head length in adult; scales 30 in longitudinal series; 9-10 transverse-scales; 12-13 predorsal-scales; finely ctenoid scales cover the body, becoming cycloid on the breast, pectoral-fin base, nape, and head; 3 scale rows on uppermost portion of opercle; cheek fully scaled; colour in life pale grey with numerous widely scattered dark-edged, orange spots on body, 5 horizontally-elongate dark brown blotches on side of body at level of pectoral-fin base, (including one at middle of caudal-fin base), a pair of orange stripes on cheek (Ref. 100513).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The collection area consists of moderately sloped (about 20 degrees) mud substratum (the slope begins in approximately 1.5 m depth and flattens out at about 18 m). The featureless bottom has numerous burrows occupied by a variety of fishes and invertebrates, including Acentrogobius vanderloosi. About eight individuals were observed on the lower section of the slope (15-18 m ) and only widely scattered, solitary individuals were seen, each of which was invariably associated with a muddy burrow, into which it retreated when approached (Ref. 100513).

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Allen, G.R., 2015. Descriptions of two new gobies (Gobiidae: Acentrogobius) from Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 14:1-13. (Ref. 100513)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


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

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00300 - 0.01455), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±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 (11 of 100) .