Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Microdesmidae
(Wormfishes) > Ptereleotrinae
Etymology: Zagadkogobius: Name from the Russian word 'zagadka' meaning mystery in combination with the usual ending for gobioid fishes '-gobius', referring to the exclusively distinctive combination of the diagnostic characters.; ourlazon: Name from Greek (????????, “m) word meaning 'mourner at a funeral' because of the presence of a large dark spot under the eye; noun in apposition..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range ? - 73 m (Ref. 117107). Tropical
Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 117107)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12. The genus is distinguished by the following characters: D1 5, D2 11, bases of two last rays substantially connected to each other), A 12, P 19, V i + 5, LL ca, 25, SqTr 5; premaxillaries are not protractile; with very wide coronal commissure; pore D unpaired, located in the middle of interorbital space; no preopercular pores; with a pore above preopercle (G); general
configuration of pores of seismosensory system of head: B', D(s), E, F, G, H'; the two first rays of first dorsal fin substantially elongated and filamentous; all rays of vertical fins unbranched; most internal rays of right and left pelvic fin connected to each other with membrane at one-fourth of their basal length; caudal fin lanceolate; approximately 8 anterior transversal scale rows on body are cycloid; subsequent 17 scale rows are ctenoid; ctenii arranged in row and are numerous; presence of a large longitudinally elongated pigmented spot under eye; other pigmented pattern on body and fins of preserved fish absent (Ref. 117107).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Prokofiev, A.M., 2017. New genus of Ptereleotrinae (Gobioidei) from the South China Sea. J. Ichthyol. 57(1):158-160. (Ref. 117107)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .