Akihito (genus)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Sicydiinae
Genus: Akihito
Watson, Keith & Marquet, 2007
Type species
Akihito vanuatu
Watson, Keith & Marquet, 2007

Akihito is a genus of gobies native to streams in Vanuatu.


This genus is named after Japanese Emperor Akihito who has contributed much to the study of gobies.


There are currently two recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Akihito in FishBase. April 2013 version.