Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Rhinogobius: Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 52293); depth range 0 - 0 m (Ref. 52293). Tropical
Asia: Linshui River basin, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 27 - 28. Diagnosis: Second dorsal fin rays modally I/8; anal fin rays I/7 8; pectoral rays modally 15; scales in lateral lines 28-29, in transverse series 8-10; predorsal scales 7-11; vertebrae (including urostyle) 27-28. First dorsal rays lack filamentous extensions. Anal fin origin at vertical of origin of second branched ray of second dorsal fin. Distance between posterior oculoscapular canal pores and slightly longer than gap between anterior and posterior oculoscapular canals. Body lacks cross bands but with two main horizontal rows of brownish-orange spots in both sexes. Cheek and opercle with a row of 7-10 red to brownish-red spots on lower half in male but lacking these in female. Branchiostegal membrane with 16-22 shiny orange spots with dark grey background in male. Pectoral fin dark grey, base with two prominent black spots in both sexes (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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass 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=0.00891 (0.00399 - 0.01990), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), 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 (14 of 100) .