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); sangenloensis: The specific name is in reference to the type locality as the small tributary of Wangchuang River basin, at 'Sangenlo' Township, Wang-Ning County, Hainan Island, southern China.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 94987). Tropical
Asia: small tributary of Wangchuang River basin in Hainan Island, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94987); 2.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 8;
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 26. Rhinogobius sangenloensis is distinguished from all other congeners by the unique combination of following characters: modally I/8 second dorsal-fin rays; I/7-8 anal-fin rays; modally 17 pectoral-fin rays; 25-27 longitudinal scales; 9-11 predorsal scales; 10 + 16 = 26 vertebrae; 3-4 longitudinal, discontinuous orange to brown or brownish black bars and stripes on the body; 2 basal grayish black spots on cheek; 2 oblong black bars on pectoral-fin base in male; an orange mark on lower 1/3 region of caudal fin in male (Ref. 94987).
Occurs preferably in a hill-stream habitat with moderate to slow current over small to medium-sized pebbles and water depth ranging from 15-70 cm (Ref. 94987).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, I.-S. and P.J. Miller, 2013. A new freshwater goby of Rhinigobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Hainan Island, Southern China. J. Mar. Sci. Tech. 21(Suppl):124-129. (Ref. 94987)
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=0.00724 (0.00324 - 0.01618), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), 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) .