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); wuyanlingensis: The specific name, wuyanlingenis, refers to
the type locality, ‘‘Wuyanling’’ National Natural Conservation Area, Tai-Shun County, Wen-Chiu, Zhejiang Province, China.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: China. Known only from the Wuyanling National
Natural Conservation Area, Tai-Shun County, upper tributary of Feiyunjiang Basin, Zhejiang. This species may be endemic to the upper reaches of this river basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79586); 3.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 8. Body rather cylindrical anteriorly, compressed posteriorly. Head moderately large; somewhat depressed in male. Eye large, dorsolateral. Snout pointed. Cheek somewhat fleshy in male (flat in female). Mouth rather oblique and small, rear edge extending slightly beyond vertical line through anterior margin of orbit in male, but not extending to vertical of anterior edge of orbit in female. Both jaws with 3–4 rows of conical teeth, and outer rows enlarged. Tongue margin rounded. Anterior nostril in short tube and posterior nostril rounded with very shallow rim. Gill opening extending near, but not to vertical of rear margin of preopercle. Isthmus broad. D1 rays V-VI (modally VI); D2 rays I, 8-9 (Ref. 79586).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yang, J.Q., H.-L. Wu and I.-S. Chen, 2008. A new species of Rhinogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Feiyunjiang Basin in Zhejiang Province, China. Ichthyol Res 55:379-385. (Ref. 79586)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
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=0.00851 (0.00385 - 0.01883), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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 (10 of 100) .