Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Clariger: Latin, clarias, -a, -um = shining +latin, gero = to carry (Ref. 45335); taiwanensis: Named for the country of its type locality, from the rocky shore of northern Taiwan,.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic. Subtropical
Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90262)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D1 III, D2 I,8; A I,8 (modally); pectoral-fin rays 19 (modally, 2 free +16+1 free); head with longitudinal dermal ridge including 6 barbels; distinct color pattern, when alive: head and trunk dark brown with scattered pale spots and blotches; cheek, ventral part of head sometimes pale with deep brown spots; dark brown band on pectoral-fin base; caudal fin mostly dark brown proximally and with alternating and irregular dark brown and pale bands distally (Ref. 90262).
Inhabits tidal pools with gravel on the rocky substratum of northern coast of Taiwan. Occurs with other marine gobies, mostly with other species of Bathygobius, as well as Eviota, Gobiopsis, and Luciogobius species, as well as Priolepis semidoliata (Ref. 90262).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jang-Liaw, N.-H., Y.-H. Gong and I-S. Chen, 2012. A new marine gobiid species of the genus Clariger Jordan and Snyder (Gobiidae, Teleostei) from Taiwan. ZooKeys 199:13-21. (Ref. 90262)
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
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00320 - 0.01640), 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
): 3.2 ±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 (10 of 100) .