Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Rhinogobius: Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: stream of Lianhua Mountain in Guangdong province, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83403); 3.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 26. Distinguished from other related species by the following combination of characters: second dorsal fin rays I, 8?9; anal fin rays I, 7?8; pectoral fin rays 16?18; longitudinal scale series 29?31; predorsal scales 10?12; vertebral count 10+16=26. Adult male can be diagnosed by the following features: absence of black spot on the first dorsal fin; presence of broad white band on each median fin; absence of pigmentation on cheek and branchiostegal membrane; and presence of 6?8 red blotches on body side (Ref. 83403).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Li, F. and J.-s. Zhong, 2009. Rhinogobius zhoui, a new goby (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from Guangdong Province, China. Zool. Res. 30(3):327-333. (Ref. 83403)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00444 - 0.02358), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .