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Tomiyamichthys oni
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Tomiyamichthys
J. L. B. Smith, 1956
Type species
Cryptocentrus oni
Tomiyama, 1936

EilatiaKlausewitz, 1974
FlabelligobiusSmith, 1956

Tomiyamichthys is a genus of gobies found from the Red Sea through the Indian Ocean to the western Pacific Ocean. The name of this genus honours the Japanese ichthyologist Itiro Tomiyama of the Tokyo Imperial University, who described the type species, Tomiyamichthys oni , in 1936. [1]


There are currently 14 recognized species in this genus:

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  1. Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (24 July 2018). "Order GOBIIFORMES: Family GOBIIDAE (r-z)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. 1 2 Hoese, D.F., Shibukawa, K. & Johnson, J.W. (2016): Description of a new species of Tomiyamichthys from Australia with a discussion of the generic name. Zootaxa, 4079 (5): 582-594.
  3. Randall, J.E. & Chen, I.S. (2007). "Tomiyamichthys tanyspilus, a new species of gobiid fish from Indonesia". Zoological Studies. 46 (6): 651–655.
  4. Allen, G.R. (2015). "Descriptions of two new species of shrimpgobies (Gobiidae: Cryptocentrus and Tomiyamichthys) from Papua New Guinea" (PDF). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation. 16: 67–81.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)