Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Gobionidae
Etymology: Microphysogobio: Greek, mikros = small + Greek, physa = to blow + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Mori.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Asia: Endemic to Korea. Known from North (Ref. 12218) and South Korea (Ref. 58345).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 107960)
soft rays: 6;
Vertebrae: 38 - 39. Eye large, high and lateral. Snout rather pointed. Barbel small. Papillae on upper lip in 1 row; median papillae much larger; mental pad at middle, heart-shaped and with well developed papillae at margin. Caudal peduncle low and slightly long. Breast inside pectoral fins naked (Ref. 42952).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chyung, M.-K., 1977. The fishes of Korea. Il Ji Sa Publishing Co. Seoul, Korea. 727 p. (Ref. 12218)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.00631 (0.00367 - 0.01084), b=3.16 (3.01 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .