Common names from other countries
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Gymnogobius: Greek, gymnos = naked + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Hilgendorf.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243). Temperate; 55°N - 31°N
Asia: Korean Peninsula, Japan and Kuril Islands (Ref. 37812).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38401)
In the middle and lower reach of rivers, often in pools; there are cases in which the species spends its whole life in lakes and ponds. Euryhaline, but usually in freshwater (Ref. 37812); preferring slow-moving waters of rivers and lakes (Ref. 81467). Caught for food.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stevenson, D.E., 2002. Systematics and distribution of fishes of the Asian goby genera Chaenogobius and Gymnogobius (Osteichthyes: Perciformes: Gobiidae), with the description of a new species. Spec. Divers. 7(3):251-312. (Ref. 81467)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00426 - 0.01550), b=3.11 (2.95 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.40 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .