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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Sicydiinae
Genus: Stiphodon
M. C. W. Weber, 1895
Type species
Stiphodon semoni
M. C. W. Weber, 1895

Vailima Jordan & Seale, 1906

Stiphodon is a genus of freshwater gobies. They inhabit swift, clear streams close to the sea and are found in large parts of Asia and Oceania. Many of the 36 currently recognized species have extremely restricted distributions on single islands or even single streams. These are small gobies with bodies squarish in cross section. A female of S. multisquamus with a standard length of 60.4mm is the largest Stiphodon individual on record.[1]


There are currently 36 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b Maeda, K., Tran Hau Duc & Tan, H.H. (2015): Discovery of a substantial continental population of the subfamily Sicydiinae (Gobioidei: Gobiidae) from Vietnam: Taxonomic revision of the genus Stiphodon from the western South China Sea. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 63: 246–258.
  2. ^ Keith, P. & Hadiaty, R.K. (2015): Stiphodon annieae, a new species of freshwater goby from Indonesia (Gobiidae). Cybium, 38 (4): 267-272.
  3. ^ Keith, P., Busson, F., Sauri, S., Hubert, N. & Hadiaty, R. (2015): A new Stiphodon (Gobiidae) from Indonesia. Cybium, 39 (3): 219-225.
  4. ^ Maeda, K. & Tan, H.H. (2013): Review of Stiphodon (Gobiidae: Sicydiinae) from western Sumatra, with description of a new species. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61 (2): 749–761.
  5. ^ Maeda, K. (2013): Stiphodon niraikanaiensis, a new species of sicydiine goby from Okinawa Island (Gobiidae: Sicydiinae). Ichthyological Research, 61 (2): 99-107.
  6. ^ Maeda, K. & Palla, H.P. (2015). "A new species of the genus Stiphodon from Palawan, Philippines (Gobiidae: Sicydiinae)" (PDF). Zootaxa,. 4018 (3): 381–395.