Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Odontobutidae
Etymology: hikimius: Named for the group name "Hikimi" that Sakai et al., 1998, used for one of the species groups of O. obscura.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Boreal
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41509); 15.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Connection present between lower end of transverse sensory papillae row (papillae group 17) and lower part of longitudinal sensory papillae row (papillae group 19) on opercle, separate in all congeners. Upper and lower branched caudal fin rays 8 + 7 (7-8 +6-8); upper and lower segmented caudal fin rays 9 + 8 (9-10+8). Head depressed. Mouth large, obliquely upwards (Ref. 41509).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwata, A. and H. Sakai, 2002. Odontobutis hikimius n. sp.: a new freshwater goby from Japan, with a key to species of the genus. Copeia 2002(1):104-110. (Ref. 41509)
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
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00420 - 0.02171), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .