Gymnogobius castaneus (O'Shaughnessy, 1875)
Biringo
photo by Kim, I.-S.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal, amphidromous
Distribution:  Asia: Japan and in the Kuril islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-9
Biology:  Inhabits freshwater lakes and streams (Ref. 81467). The females show breeding colors. Caught for food in Japan.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 July 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 24.11.95
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 29.10.09
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 27.04.01

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