Vertebrate fauna of SE Asia
  

 

Home  
覧覧覧覧覧  
SE Asia fauna ...  
   
Primates
 Carnivorans
 Large Mammals
 Small Mammals
 Mammal calls
 Bats
覧覧
Birds
覧覧
 Snakes
 Lizards & Crocodilians
 Turtles
覧覧
 Amphibians
 Tadpoles
 Frog calls
覧覧
Freshwater Fishes
 Marine & Brackish Fishes
覧覧
Species Lists
 





 


 
覧覧覧覧覧  
SE Asia Vert Records (SEAVR) ...  
   
Philippines Records
  Indochina Records
  Indonesia & PNG Records
 
覧覧覧覧覧  
New Guinea herptiles ...  
Snakes   Lizards   Frogs  
覧覧覧覧覧  
   
  New pages ...
 
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
覧覧覧覧覧  
 

Search this site ...

 
 


   

 
  覧覧覧覧覧  
  Email :


Text and photos by Nick Baker, unless otherwise credited.
Copyright ゥ Ecology Asia 2020

 
 
     
   
   

 

   
   
 
Oriental River Goby
   
   

Fig 1



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Order : Perciformes
Family : GOBIIDAE
Species : Rhinogobius giurinus
Maximum Length : 6 cm (possibly to 8 cm).

This tiny goby, a native of northeast Asia, occurs in freshwater streams and rivers, brackish estuaries and marine environments.

Its body form is elongate and the eyes are moderate in size. Its skin is mottled pale grey and dark grey, however the example in this photo (left) is more reddish-brown perhaps due to the reddish, iron-rich substrate of the stream in which it was found.

The species is omnivorous, feeding on a variety of plant and other organic matter as well as insects, snails and the larvae of crustaceans and other fishes.

The Oriental River Goby occurs mainly in Taiwan and mainland China, Japan and Korea, and is also listed as occurring in Vietnam. In Singapore it is an introduced species in freshwater habitats, and is blamed for out-competing Pseudogobiopsis oligactis, a native freshwater goby, which it may have pushed to local extinction.


Fig 1 : Specimen in a shallow stream, just 10 cm deep, issuing from secondary forest, Singapore.


References : F2