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: bryozophila: Named bryozophila (Latin: bryozoan-loving) in reference to its association with bryozoan colonies (Ref. 107790).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 15 - 30 m (Ref. 107790). Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: currently known only from the type locality in Indonesia at Ambon, Molucca Islands and from Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, as well as from underwater photographs in Banda, Molucca Islands, and Alor, Lesser Sunda Islands (Ref. 107790).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 107790)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 26. Diagnosis: 2nd dorsal-fin rays I,8 or 9; anal-fin rays I,7 or 8; pectoral-fin rays 16, all rays unbranched; segmented pelvic-fin rays unbranched, except 5th ray with single branching, all pelvic-fin rays connected by a well-developed membrane, extending nearly to tip of each ray, forming disk, pelvic frenum absent; sensory pores on dorsal surface of head reduced, only a single pair of mid-interorbital pores; other cephalic sensory pores include supraotic (1), anterior otic (1), and preopercular (2); missing head pores include nasal, anterior interorbital, and intertemporal; anterior nares forming enlarged tube, its length about half pupil diameter; color in life whitish to light pink with scattered red spots (Ref. 107790).
Closely associated with a bryozoan, which is provisionally identified as a member of the genus Triphyllozoon; the color pattern of the fish effectively blends with the coloration of the host invertebrate, and the fish effectively maintains a burrow within the folded recesses of the bryozoan colony; the depth range of collections and observations was about 15–30 m, usually on black volcanic-sand slopes, with the inconspicuous bryozoan colonies (roughly spherical-shaped with a diameter ranging from 3–7 cm) often attached to small pieces of coral rubble or volcanic rock (Ref. 107790).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., M.V. Erdmann and N.K.D. Cahyani, 2016. Sueviota bryozophila, a new species of coral-reef goby from Indonesia (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 20:76-82. (Ref. 107790)
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].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this 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) .