Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Oxyurichthys: Greek, oxys = sharpen + Greek, oura = tail + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); limophilus: Name from Latin 'limus' for silt and 'philus' or lover of; referring to the habitat in which the species was found.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 6 - 15 m (Ref. 103856). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Kenya. A specimen resembling this species was caught in Japan, that more samples needed to determine distribution and/or status of this species.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103856); 9.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13. This species is distinguished by the following characters: Second dorsal-fin elements 13, anal-fin elements 14; teeth on upper jaw in a single row; fleshy tongue is rounded; upper lip is not constricted; without tentacle, callus, knob or spot posterodorsally on eye; anterior nares without a dark anteromedial spot; absence of spots on gular membrane beneath preopercle or anterior process of quadrate; without dark spots on scales of trunk; trunk possess 4 large rounded to elongate blotches along mid-side of body, with a small round to triangular blotch on caudal-fin base, some specimens with diffuse small brownish blotches visible, forming irregular rows ventral to, or interspersed with, mid-lateral blotches; on either side of dorsal midline are 2 irregular rows of spots, commencing on nape above opercle, upper row running along bases of fin rays, spots more distinct anteriorly; naked nape or scaled with naked median and low membranous crest; ctenoid scales on most of trunk then becoming cycloid anterior to second dorsal-fin origin; no scales on prepelvic area; lateral scales 61-79; spines of first dorsal fin are not produced, extending to about the third second dorsal-fin element; pectoral-fin rays 22-23; pelvic fins are dusky, with bars or mottled; a dark blotch on first dorsal fin behind or on both sides of sixth spine (Ref. 103856).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pezold, P.L. and H.K. Larson, 2015. A revision of the fish genus Oxyurichthys (Gobioidei: Gobiidae) with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa 3988(1):1-95. (Ref. 103856)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00324 - 0.01618), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.5 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 (22 of 100) .