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: pyrios: Name from Greek 'pyrios', one of the four horses that pulled the chariot of the sun god Helios across the sky; referring to the orange-red coloration of the species; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 10 m (Ref. 114856). Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba, Israel.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114856)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,8, with the first 2 spines filamentous; A I,8; 16 pectoral-fin rays, all unbranched; pelvic fins long, the longest one reaching middle of urogenital papilla, all rays are branched; without pelvic frenum; presence of cephalic sensory-canal pores POP, NA, AITO, PITO, SOT, and AOT; colouration in life light orange-red, each scale with a bright orange-red arc, dorsal-fin and caudal-fin elements with prominent rows of red spots; 2 vertically aligned, well-separated, reddish clusters of chromatophores on pectoral-fin base, each with a blackish mark at center of cluster (Ref. 114856).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and J. Randall, 2017. Sueviota pyrios, a new species of coral-reef dwarfgoby from the Red Sea (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 25:8-13. (Ref. 114856)
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].
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .