Oxyurichthys limophilus

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Oxyurichthys limophilus Pezold & Larson, 2015

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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 Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 6 - 15 m (Ref. 103856).   Tropical

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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)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 1; Anal 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).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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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)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 20 June 2017

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (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) .