Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Stonogobiops: Greek, stonos, -ou = groan + Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335); pentafasciata: pentafasciata refering to the five black bars on head and body.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 18 - 40 m (Ref. 13361). Temperate
Northwest Pacific: known only from Kashiwajima Island, Kochi Prefecture, Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.6 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 26. Characterized by the following: five diagonal black bands on head and body, first from chin, through the eye, to dorsal part behind eye; posterior part of pelvic fin black; round and transparent first dorsal fin; scales on anterior part of body embedded (Ref. 13361).
Found on slopes of clear and fine sand (usually at about 30 m depth). Lives in symbiotic association with alphaeid shrimps, usually with Alpheus randalli and rarely with A. bellulus. Sometimes found in pairs.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwata, A. and T. Hirata, 1994. A new gobiid fish, Stonogobiops pentafasciata, from Kashiwajima Island, Kochi Prefecture, Japan. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 41(2):189-193. (Ref. 13361)
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
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .