Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Acanthogobius: Greek, akantha = thorn + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Acanthogobius stigmothonus (Richardson, 1845) is considered as valid (from the South China Sea and Gulf of Tonkin) in Shibukawa & Iwata, 2013 (Ref. 93271).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243). Temperate; 52°N - 23°N, 116°E - 143°E
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); common length : 14.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)
Northwest Pacific: Russian Far East (from Amur to Peter the Great Gulf), Korean Peninsula, Bohai Sea, Yellow Sea and East China Sea of China, and Hokkaido to Kyushu of Japan.
Inhabits muddy and sandy bottoms along the shore of bays and estuaries, sometimes ascends rivers. Oviparous, spawn in winter to early spring (Ref. 205). Eggs are deposited in Y-shaped nests (Ref. 205). Used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eggs are deposited near the base of the Y-shaped nest (Ref. 51058).
Shibukawa, K. and A. Iwata, 2013. Review of the East Asian gobiid genus Chaeturichthhys (Teleostei: Perciformes: Gobioidei), with description of a new species. Bull. Nat. Mus. Nat. Sci. Ser. A., Suppl. 7:53-66. (Ref. 93271)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: public aquariums
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .