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); wangchuangensis: The specific name wangchuangensis is derived from that of the Wangchuang River in whose catchment the type locality is situated.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 52293); depth range - m (Ref. 52293), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Wangchuang River basin in Hainan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 5 - 8;
soft rays: 5 - 8;
Vertebrae: 27. Diagnosis: Second dorsal fin rays I/7-8; anal fin rays I/5-8; pectoral fin rays 15-16. Scales in lateral series 8-10; predorsal scales 3-4; vertebrae (including urostyle) 27. First dorsal fin rays without filamentous extensions. Anal fin origin below interval between origins of second and third branched rays of second dorsal fin. Distance between pores and about equal to the gap between the two oculoscapular canals. Body with seven or eight squarish, dark-grey bars, usually wider than their interspaces. Cheek and opercle with two oblong black spots near lower edge of cheek in male. Branchiostegal membrane dark grey with eight to thirteen orange-red spots in male. Basal part of pectoral fin with deep black spot (Ref. 52293).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, I.-S., P.-J. Miller, H.L. Wu and L.-S. Fang, 2002. Taxonomy and mitochondrial sequence in non-diadromous species of Rhinogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) of Hainan Island, southern China. Mar. Freshwat. Res. 53(2):259-273. (Ref. 52293)
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
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .