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: Hetereleotris: Greek, heteros = other + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335); dorsovittata: Name Latin nouns 'dorsum' for back and 'vitta' for band; referring to the distinctive longitudinal black submarginal bands on the first and second dorsal fins; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 1 m (Ref. 116594). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: endemic to the Red Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116594)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,12; A I,11; pectoral-fin rays 14, branched rays; pelvic-fin rays I,5, with the fin separated and no fraenum, the 5th ray unbranched; no scales on body; no head canals; the suborbital rows of papillae with 4 transversal rows; absence of tentacle above eye; anterior nostril is a long tube without flap at its tip, while posterior nostril has a short tube, no more than ½ length of anterior nostril; body and head with irregular mottling above midlateral, both dorsal fins with black submarginal bands (Ref. 116594).
A single specimen was collected in the large inner lagoon of main island (Farasan Archipelago), at the base of an isolated small coral patch, at 1m depth (Ref. 116594)..
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kovacic, M., S.V. Bogorodsky and A.O. Mal, 2014. A new species of Hetereleotris (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from Farasan Island (Red Sea). Zootaxa 3846(1):119-126. (Ref. 116594)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
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=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 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) .