Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Rhinogobius: Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); ponkouensis: Named for its type locality, Pon-Kou County, in the middle reaches of the Hanjiang basin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Hanjiang basin in Fujian Province, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57935)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 7 - 8;
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 28. Distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: second dorsal, I, 8; anal fin I, 7-8 (modally 7); pectoral fin 16-17 (modally 16); longitudinal scale rows 32-34; vertebral count modally 28; coloration pattern: cheek with 2 distinct oblique blackish brown stripes in male; pectoral fin base with 2 deep brown spots; branchiostegal membranes with 15-18 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 is found in the shallow riffles of the swiftly flowing tributaries (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. 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=0.01023 (0.00444 - 0.02358), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .