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Tridentiger trigonocephalus  (Gill, 1859)

Chameleon 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) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Tridentiger: Greek, tres tria = three + Latin, dens = teeth + Latin, gerere = to carry (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal.   Temperate; 2°C - 20°C; 53°N - 32°N, 114°E - 146°E

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11.

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Western Pacific: South and East China, Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan, Pacific coasts of Japan and the Philippines. Chromi Inlet in the Amur Estuary, Novgorodskaya Cove in the Bay of Pos'ete, and into the mouths and lower reaches of rivers runnning into Peter the Great Bay and into Amur Bay in Russia (Ref. 26334).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in oyster shells and crevices among barnacles and other fouling organisms (Ref. 2850). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are deposited in nests which are guarded by the male (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous (Ref. 56079). Male guards the eggs (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Pub. (20):183 p. (Ref. 3814)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Alien/Invasive Species database | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.