Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Rhinogobius: Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); changtinensis: Named for its type locality, Chang-Tin County, in the northern outskirts near the upper tributary of the Hanjiang basin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Hanjiang basin in Fujian Province, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57935)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 27. Distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: second dorsal, I, 7-8 (modally 8); anal fin I, 7-8 (modally 8); pectoral fin 15-16 (modally 16); longitudinal scale rows 28-30 (modally 29); vertebral count modally 27; coloration pattern: cheek with 3 very thin, oblique blackish brown stripes in males; a vertical deep brown infraorbital line anteriorly below orbit and extending to upper lip; pectoral fin base with horizontal bar; branchiostegal membranes with 9-12 orange-red spots (light grayish when preserved); caudal fin with 4-6 rows of vertical deep brown lines or spots (Ref. 57935).
This non-diadromous species inhabits hill stream with moderate swift currents (Ref. 57935).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Huang, S.-P. and I.-S. Chen, 2007. Three new species of Rhinogobius Gill, 1859 (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Hanjiang Basin, southern China. Raffles Bull. Zool. Supplement 14:101-110. (Ref. 57935)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00392 - 0.01936), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .