Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: nigramembrana: Name an adjective combining the Latin 'nigra' (black) and 'membrana' (membrane), referring to the distinctive black pigment on the opercular membrane.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 18 m (Ref. 93270). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Japan and the Phiippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93270); 1.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: cephalic sensory-pore system pattern group I (complete); dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/8; absence of the fifth pelvic-fin ray; 5 internal bands between anal-fin origin and caudal-fin base; pale colour of pectoral fin base and the spinous dorsal fin; presence of a dark rectangular caudal-peduncle spot above midline; no broad dark and light bands; posterior edge of opercular membrane with a concentration of dark chromatophores; in life red-orange spots along bases of both dorsal fins, and belly with distinct red spots (Ref. 93270).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and T. Suzuki, 2013. Eviota nigramembrana, a new dwarfgoby from the Western Pacific (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 3637(2):169-175. (Ref. 93270)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.9 - 29.3, mean 28.7 (based on 923 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00289 - 0.01377), b=3.09 (2.90 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 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) .