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Rhinogobius duospilus
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Oxudercidae
Subfamily: Gobionellinae
Genus: Rhinogobius
T. N. Gill, 1859
Type species
Rhinogobius similis
T. N. Gill, 1859

PseudorhinogobiusZhong & Wu, 1998
TukugobiusHerre, 1927

Rhinogobius is a genus of primarily freshwater gobies native to tropical and temperate parts of eastern Asia. [1] Most are small, streamlined in shape, and often sexually dimorphic. Few are of commercial importance, but R. duospilus is fairly widely traded as an aquarium fish.


Rhinogobius sp. 'CB' from Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan Rhinogobius sp. CB(Hamamatsu,Shizuoka,Japan).jpg
Rhinogobius sp. 'CB' from Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
Rhinogobius brunneus, Korea Rhinogobius brunneus.jpg
Rhinogobius brunneus , Korea
Rhinogobius delicatus, Taiwan Rhinogobius delicatus.jpg
Rhinogobius delicatus , Taiwan
Rhinogobius sp. from Pulangi River, Mindanao, Philippines Rhinogobius sp. - Pulangi River, Mindanao, Philippines 002.jpg
Rhinogobius sp. from Pulangi River, Mindanao, Philippines

There are currently 66 recognized species in this genus:

In addition, there are four undescribed species in Japan awaiting further study:

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<i>Stiphodon</i> Genus of fishes

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<i>Schismatogobius</i> Genus of fishes

Schismatogobius is a genus of fish in the subfamily Gobionellinae. They are native to southern and eastern Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands. Adults dwell in freshwater habitat such as streams and rivers, where they live along the sand and gravel substrates.

<i>Eviota</i> Genus of fishes

Eviota is a genus of fish in the family Gobiidae, commonly as dwarfgobies found in the Indo-Pacific region, where it is distributed from Japan to Australia and from Africa to Pitcairn Island. Species are mainly associated with coral reefs. Many of these fish are short-lived, with life cycles as brief as 3.5 weeks in the tropics. Some species are hermaphrodites and some representatives live symbiotically among the tentacles of the mushroom coral.

<i>Amblyeleotris</i> Genus of fishes

Amblyeleotris is a genus of fish in the family Gobiidae found throughout the Indo-Pacific region. This is the largest genus of the shrimp gobies or prawn gobies, so-called because of their symbiotic relationship with certain alpheid shrimps. The shrimp excavates and maintains a burrow used by both animals while the goby, which has far superior eyesight, acts as a lookout for predators. The shrimp maintains almost constant contact with the fish with an antenna. Fossil Amblyeleotris otoliths have been found together with alpheid shrimp remnants from as early as late early Miocene (Burdigalian) suggesting a possible mutualistic association since then.

<i>Barbodes</i> Genus of fishes

Barbodes is a genus of small to medium-sized cyprinid fish native to tropical Asia. The majority of the species are from Southeast Asia. Many species are threatened and some from the Philippines are already extinct. A survey carried out in 1992 only found three of the endemic Barbodes species, and only two were found in 2008. Several members of this genus were formerly included in Puntius.

<i>Luciogobius</i> Genus of fishes

Luciogobius is a genus of goby in the subfamily, Gobionellinae. It is distributed along the coast of northeastern Asia, where species can be found in Korea, China, Taiwan, and Japan. Most species occur in Japan, and several are endemic.

<i>Mugilogobius</i> Genus of fishes

Mugilogobius is a genus of fish in the family Gobiidae. They are found in fresh, brackish and marine water of the Indo-Pacific region. Several of the freshwater species have highly restricted distributions.

<i>Vanderhorstia</i> Genus of fishes

Vanderhorstia is a genus of gobies native to the Indian and Pacific oceans. The name of this genus honours the Dutch biologist Cornelius van der Horst (1889-1951) of the University of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, who was well known for his interest in marine biology.

Gobiinae Subfamily of fishes

True gobies were a subfamily, the Gobiinae, of the goby family Gobiidae, although the 5th edition of the Fishes of the World does not subdivide the Gobiidae into subfamilies. They are found in all oceans and a few rivers and lakes, but most live in warm waters. Altogether, the Gobiinae unite about 1149 described species in 160 genera, and new ones are still being discovered in numbers.

Gobionellinae Subfamily of fishes

The Gobionellinae are a subfamily of fish which was formerly classified in the family Gobiidae, the gobies, but the 5th Edition of Fishes of the World classifies the subfamily as part of the family Oxudercidae. Members of Gobionellinae mostly inhabit estuarine and freshwater habitats; the main exception is the genus Gnatholepis, which live with corals in marine environments. The subfamily is distributed in tropical and temperate regions around the world with the exception of the northeastern Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Ponto-Caspian region. It includes around 370 species and 55 genera: Wikipedia articles about genera list about 389 species.

<i>Asterropteryx</i> Genus of fish

Asterropteryx is a genus of fish in the family Gobiidae found in the Indian and Pacific Ocean.

<i>Callogobius</i> Genus of fishes

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Discordipinna is a genus of gobies native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.

Lotilia is a small genus of gobies native to the Indo-Pacific region. The members of this genus are commensal with shrimps of the genus Alpheus.

<i>Myersina</i> Genus of fishes

Myersina is a genus of ray-finned fish from the family Gobiidae, the true gobies which are found from the Atlantic coast of South Africa through the Indian Ocean to the western Pacific Ocean. The generic name honours the American ichthyologist George S. Myers (1905-1985) who was a younger colleague of Herre's at the time at which he described the genus and who went on to be president of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, the head of the Division of Fishes at the United States National Museum and an ichthyologist for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

<i>Obliquogobius</i> Genus of fishes

Obliquogobius is a genus of gobies native to the Indian Ocean and the northwestern Pacific Ocean.

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<i>Pseudogobius</i> Genus of fishes

Pseudogobius is a genus of fish in the goby family, Gobiidae. It is widely distributed in tropical and temperate regions of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans. Species occur in freshwater and estuarine habitat types, such as mangroves and seagrass beds.

<i>Trimma</i> Genus of fishes

Trimma is a genus of fish in the family Gobiidae native to the Indian and Pacific Ocean. Together with members of the genus Eviota, they are known commonly as pygmygobies or dwarfgobies.


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