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Gobioides peruanus (Steindachner, 1880)
PERUVIAN EELGOBY
Smalleye eel-goby

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Gobioides peruanus
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Gobioides peruanus

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Overview
Main identification features
  • very elongate, head and eye small
  • 1d; dorsal and anal finsfused to c
  • brown above, bars on flank
  • mouth large, very oblique
  • teeth long, close set
Dorsal rays VII, 14-15; anal rays I, 15; pectoral rays 18-19; body very elongate and compressed, tapering posteriorly; eye very small, interorbital space broad; mouth moderately large and oblique, extends past eye; outer teeth long, close-set; distinct from almost all other gobies treated here in the combination of its long, eel-like body and single dorsal fin.

Pale tan with golden sheen on gill cover and side of body; upper back brown with bar-like extensions reaching middle of side, these becoming obscure on posterior third of body.

Size: attains 45 cm.

Inhabits brackish tidal rivers and estuaries as well as fresh water, lives in muddy burrows.

Depth: 1-45 m.

Nicaragua to Peru.


Attributes
Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo); South Temperate (Peruvian Province ).
Depth Range Max: 45 m.
Depth Range Min: 1 m.
Diet: mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs); mobile benthic worms; zooplankton; pelagic fish eggs.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=14; Southern limit=-7; Western limit=-88; Eastern limit=-78; Latitudinal range=21; Longitudinal range=10.
Egg Type: Benthic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Herbivore; Planktivore.
FishBase Habitat: Demersal.
Global Endemism: Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic; East Pacific endemic; All species.
Habitat: Estuary; Mud; Soft bottom (mud, sand,gravel, beach, estuary & mangrove); Soft bottom only; Freshwater.
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Inshore Only.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 45 cm.
Regional Endemism: Continent; Continent only; TEP endemic; Continental TEP endemic; Panamic province endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Brackish; Freshwater; Marine.
Water Column Position: Bottom; Bottom only;


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References
  • Birdsong , R. S. , Murdy , E. O. and Pezold, F. L., 1988., A study of the vertebral column and median fin osteology in gobioid fishes with comments on gobioid relationships., Bull. Mar. Sci., 42:174-214.
  • BÚarez, P., 1996., Lista de los Peces Marinos del Ecuador Continental., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 44:731-741.
  • Clark, H.W., 1936., The Templeton Crocker Expedition of the California Academy of Sciences.1932. No. 29. New and noteworthy fishes., Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4), 4:21(29):383-396.
  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen II. Vertebrados - Parte 1., FAO2:647-1200.
  • Hildebrand, S.F., 1946., A descriptive catalog of the shore fishes of Peru., Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus., 189:1-530.
  • Jimenez-Prado, P., BÚarez, P., 2004., Peces marinos del Ecuador continental / Marine fishes of continental Ecuador., SIMBIOE/NAZCA/IFEA tomo 1 y 2.
  • Jordan , D.S. and Evermann, B.W., 1898., The fishes of North and Middle America: a descriptive catalogue of the species of fish-like vertebrates found in the waters of North America, north of the Isthmus of Panama. Part III., Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus., 47:2183-3136.
  • Lopez , M. I. and Bussing, W. A., 1982., Lista provisional de los peces marinos de la Costa Rica., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 30(1):5-26.
  • Murdy, E. O., 1998., A review of the gobioid fish genus Gobioides., Ichthyological Research, 45:121-133.
  • Palmer, G., 1952., Notes on the fishes of the genus Gobioides, with the description of a new species., Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 12), 5:50-57.
  • Steindachner, F., 1880., Zur Fisch-Fauna des Cauca und der flusse bei Guayaquil., Denskschr. Akad. Wiss. Wien, 42:55-104.

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Gobioides peruanus (Steindachner , 1880)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Gobioides: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + suffix oides = similar to (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Steindachner .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal; dH range: 8 - ?.   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059 ); 15°N - 15°S, 100°W - 70°W

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Central and South America: Pacific coast from southern Mexico to northern Peru.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11482 )

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Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15; Anal spines : 1; Anal soft rays : 15; Vertebrae : 27

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits brackish tidal rivers and fresh water. Found in muddy burrows.

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Murdy, E.O. , 1998. A review of the gobioid fish genus Gobioides . Ichthyol. Res. 45(2):121-133. (Ref. 27974 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 23 May 2007

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 ):  PD 50 = 0.5312   [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 ):  3.6   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .

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