Amur goby

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Amur goby
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Oxudercidae
Genus: Rhinogobius
R. similis
Binomial name
Rhinogobius similis
  • Gobius similis (T. N. Gill, 1859)
  • Tukugobius philippinus Herre, 1927

The Amur goby[1][2] (Rhinogobius similis) is a species of fresh water goby native to Japan and China, and widely introduced in several central Asian countries, where it has been reported as negatively impacted the local ecology. This species can reach 10 cm (3.9 in) in total length.[3]


  1. ^ Kamilov, G. and Z.U. Urchinov, 1995. Fish and fisheries in Uzbekistan under the impact of irrigated agriculture. p. 10-41 In T. Petr (ed.) Inland fisheries under the impact of irrigated agriculture:Central Asia. FAO Fisheries Circular No. 894.
  2. ^ Mitrofanov, V.P. and T. Petr, 1999. Fish and fisheries in the Altai, Northern Tien Shan and Lake Balkhash (Kazakhstan). p. 149-167. In T. Petr (ed.) Fish and fisheries at higher altitudes: Asia. FAO Fish. Tech. Pap. No. 385. FAO, Rome. 304 p.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Rhinogobius similis" in FishBase. June 2013 version.