Sicyopterus lagocephalus

Scientific name Sicyopterus lagocephalus
Descriptor Pallas
Year of description 1770
IUCN category LC
Family Gobiidae
Genus Sicyopterus
Sicyopterus lagocephalus Sicyopterus lagocephalus


Sicyopterus lagocephalus is a fresh water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    13 cm
  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    13 cm

How to recognize Sicyopterus lagocephalus ?

Sicyopterus lagocephalus measures between 10 and 13 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly bleu body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Sicyopterus lagocephalus is a fish solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is omnivorous .

Although Sicyopterus lagocephalus is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché

Sicyopterus lagocephalus is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    18 - 22 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    7.5 - 8.5
  • Flow

Biotope presentation

Sicyopterus lagocephalus prefers well oxygenated waters in current areas and rapids. It frequents fast flowing waters where the bottom is strewn with pebbles, wood or leaves carried by the current. It can be found not far from waterfalls .

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