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; demersal; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 79879). Subtropical
Asia: Minjiang basin in Fujian, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79879)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 26. Diagnosed from all other species of the genus Rhinogobius by the unique combination of the following characters: second dorsal fin with one spine and 8 rays; anal fin with one spine and 7 rays; pectoral fin with 16-17 rays; scale on longitudinal series 28-30; predorsal scales 3-5; vertebrae 26; body side with 6 clusters of blackish-brown marks in male, grayish-brown in female; scale pockets of lateral body with conspicuous deep brown margin in female but not distinct in male; caudal fin base with a median black spot; snout with a dorsal pair of broad bright red stripes; a lateral pair of broad bright red stripe below orbit reaching vertically to corner of upper lip; snout orange; cheek with 2 oblique, parallel deep brown lines in male but absent n female; branchiostegal membrane grayish brown with 9-10 rounded bright orange red spots in male but uniform grayish and spotless in female; first dorsal fin with broad median grayish-black band; basal region of pectoral fin grayish black with basal, semicircular creamy-yellow region in male, pale in female (Ref. 79879).
Inhabits shallow riffles with depth 30-60 cm, substratum composed of large pebbles and moderate to fast flowing water (Ref. 79879).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, I.-S. and P.J. Miller, 2008. Two new freshwater gobies of genus Rhinogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) in Southern China, around the northern region of the South China sea. The Raffles Bull. Zool. 19:225-232. (Ref. 79879)
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
): 3.2 ±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) .