Rhinogobius giurinus (Rutter, 1897)
photo by Kim, I.-S.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  12.1 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 14.9 g
Environment:  demersal, amphidromous
Distribution:  Asia: China, Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, and Japan (Ref. 559) and Viet Nam (Ref. 44416).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8
Biology:  Found both upstream and in estuaries. Carnivorous. Spawning season from July to October. Eggs are laid under stones in river shoals. Larvae travel in both river and the sea, and return to rivers from September to November. Caught by small trap nets in rivers, but not in abundance.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 August 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 27.11.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 14.07.17

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