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Rhyacichthys aspro  (Valenciennes, 1837)

Loach goby
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Rhyacichthyidae (Loach gobies)
Etymology: Rhyacichthys: Greek, rhyax, rhyakos = stream + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 24°N - 13°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Characterized by having enlarged, thickened and wide pectoral fins; widely spaced broad fleshy pelvic fin; head and snout flattened, small dorsolaterally oriented eyes; small ventrally placed mouth; accessory lateral line canals dorsal and ventral to the lateral line on the body, including caudal fin base; caudal fin large (Ref. 92840).

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Asia and Oceania: Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, China and some Japanese islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits relatively steep gradient coastal streams in hilly or mountainous terrain. Feeds on algae and diatoms; effectively clings on rocks and boulders with its broadened pelvic and pectoral fins and flattened head and snout (Ref. 92840).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Allen, G.R., 1991. Field guide to the freshwater fishes of New Guinea. Publication, no. 9. 268 p. Christensen Research Institute, Madang, Papua New Guinea. (Ref. 2847)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.8750   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .
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Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.