Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Caffrogobius: Arabic kafir = to be unbelieving; infidel, a word given by Arabs to all non moslems and also the region of Caffraria in South Africa (Ref. 45335). More on author: Boulenger.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal. Subtropical
Western Indian Ocean and Southeast Atlantic: Mozambique Island to Table Bay, South Africa.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 5.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4343)
Epibenthic, intertidal in pools, sometimes in mud (Ref. 4343).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Goren, M., 1996. A review of the southern African gobiid fish genus Caffrogobius Smitt, 1900. Spec. Publ. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. (57):1-28. (Ref. 12725)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 18.3 - 28.8, mean 27 (based on 644 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00498 - 0.01524), b=3.11 (2.96 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .