Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Amblyopinae
Etymology: Amblyotrypauchen: Greek, amblys = darkness + Greek, trypao,= perforate, to drill + Greek, auchen, -enos = neck (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 37 - 92 m (Ref. 40966). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: India to the South China Sea; including Northern Territory (Australia) (Ref. 75154).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
Characterized by having 10+19 vertebrae; both jaws with enlarged fang-like teeth; partially separate pelvic fins; scale patches on opercle, cheeks and dorsum of head; lacks eyes (Ref. 92840).
Collected off muddy bottoms (Ref. 92840).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and K.K.P. Lim (eds.), 2000. A checklist of the fishes of the South China Sea. Raffles Bull. Zool. Suppl. (8):569-667. (Ref. 36648)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 23.7 - 28.4, mean 27.4 (based on 404 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±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 (16 of 100) .