Rhinogobius

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Rhinogobius
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Rhinogobius duospilus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Gobionellinae
Genus: Rhinogobius
T. N. Gill, 1859
Type species
Rhinogobius similis
T. N. Gill, 1859
Synonyms

Pseudorhinogobius Zhong & Wu, 1998
Tukugobius Herre, 1927

Rhinogobius is a genus of primarily freshwater gobies native to tropical and temperate parts of eastern Asia.[1] Most are small, streamlined in shape, and often sexually dimorphic. Few are of commercial importance, but R. duospilus is fairly widely traded as an aquarium fish.

Species[edit]

Rhinogobius sp. 'CB' from Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan

There are currently 66 recognized species in this genus:

In addition, there are eight undescribed species in Japan awaiting further study:

  • Rhinogobius sp. 'BB' "Blue Belly" Aobara-yoshinobori (Japanese)
  • Rhinogobius sp. 'BF' "Crossband" – Shimahire-yoshinobori (Japanese)
  • Rhinogobius sp. 'DL' "Depressed Large" Hira-yoshinobori (Japanese)
  • Rhinogobius sp. 'KZ' Kazusa-yoshinobori (Japanese)
  • Rhinogobius sp. 'OM' Oumi-yoshinobori (Japanese)
  • Rhinogobius sp. 'MO' "Mosaic" Aya-yoshinobori (Japanese)
  • Rhinogobius sp. 'TO' "Tokai" Tokai-yoshinobori (Japanese)
  • Rhinogobius sp. 'YB' "Yellow Belly" – Kibara-yoshinobori (Japanese)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Rhinogobius in FishBase. January 2016 version.
  2. ^ a b Huang, S.-P., Chen, I-S. & Shao, K.-T. (2016): A new species of Rhinogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Zhejiang Province, China. Ichthyological Research, 63 (4): 470-479.
  3. ^ Suzuki, T., Chen, I-S. & Senou, H. (2011): A new species of Rhinogobius Gill, 1859 (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Bonin Islands, Japan. Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 19 (6): 693-701.
  4. ^ Chen, I-S. & Miller, P.J. (2013): A new freshwater goby of Rhinogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Hainan Island, Southern China. Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 21 (Suppl.) [2013]: 124-129.
  5. ^ Suzuki, T., Shibukawa, K., Senou, H. & Chen, I-S. (2015): Redescription of Rhinogobius similis Gill 1859 (Gobiidae: Gobionellinae), the type species of the genus Rhinogobius Gill 1859, with designation of the neotype. Ichthyological Research, 63 (2): 227-238.