Acanthogobius hasta (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
photo by Kim, I.-S.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 400.0 g; max. reported age: 1 years
Environment:  demersal, amphidromous
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan, Korea and China.
Biology:  Inhabits sandy and muddy bottoms in bays (Ref. 43239). The life span of this species is one year: fast growing before its reproductive period, with adults measuring within 30-40 cm and 100-400 g, it gets thinner towards the end of its life. It feeds on shrimps, fish and crabs. Female individuals carries about 60,000 eggs (ellipsoidal in shape, 1.97-1.42 mm average diameter) with some lobes of transparent membrane projecting from its end (Ref. 81825).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.05.95
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 17.11.14

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