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: Sicyopterus: Greek, sika, sikya = cucumber + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335); calliochromus: Sicyopterus calliochromus differs from S. longifilis with its distinctive gold and black band pattern and the female’s bulbous urogenital papilla with fimbriate projections around a tubular ovipositor. Moreover, it differs in having fewer scales in predorsal midline (10-16 vs. 18-21) and in transverse forward series (14-18 vs. 17-21) and fewer branched rays in caudal fin (13 vs. 14-15). (Ref. 90225).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; amphidromous. Tropical
Asia: Currently known only from the Tirawiwa River, a major tributary of the Wapoga River, which flows into the eastern side of Cenderawasih Bay, Papua Province in Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90225)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A Sicyopterus with only 2 lateral clefts on upper crenulated lip and a second dorsal fin with 1 spine and 10 segmented rays. A distinctive gold colour on entire body, both in males and females, with two ventral black bands from pectoral base to upper hypural, a black mask on the front of the head below the eyes and a black spot on the ventral part of the head. Females with bulbous urogenital papilla with fim briate projections around a tubular ovipositor, which seems to be unique in Sicyopterus species. Fins particularly long both in males and females. (Ref. 90225).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Keith, P., G. Allen, C. Lord and R. Hadiaty, 2011. Five new species of Sicyopterus (Gobioidei: Sicydiinae) from Papua New Guinea and Papua. Cybium 35(4):299-318. (Ref. 90225)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .