Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Sicydiinae
Etymology: sasali: Named for Pierre Sasal.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Oceania: Futuna Island. Endemic (Ref. 87775)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87775); 4.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10. Diagnosis: Pectoral rays 15. Numerous scales in lateral series 24-47; transverse back series 3-13; and transverse forward series 0-13; few scales in zigzag series 11-14. There is a long second dorsal fin in males and a long anal fin, a short peduncle, and a short preanal length. A first large longitudinal black band from mouth to pectoral fin and from base of pectoral fin to caudal fin, a second from eye to pectoral fin, a third one in predorsal area (Ref. 56794).
Inhabits clear, high gradient streams with rocky bottom. Occurs on the bottom of the river, on top of rocks, but also often seen swimming in open water in the current between rocks or in large pools (Ref. 56794).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Keith, P. and G. Marquet, 2005. Sicyopus (Smilosicyopus) sasali, a new species of freshwater goby from Futuna Island (Gobioidei: Sicydiinae). Cybium 29(4):389-394. (Ref. 56794)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
Endangered (EN) (B1ab(ii,iii)+2ab(ii,iii)); Date assessed: 13 September 2011
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].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00423 - 0.02842), b=3.03 (2.81 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .