Drombus globiceps 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Gobiidae

Scientific Name: Drombus globiceps (Hora, 1923)
Common Name(s):
English Bighead goby
Acentrogobius globiceps (Hora, 1923)
Ctenogobius globiceps Hora, 1923

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2009-10-12
Assessor(s): Huckstorf, V.
Reviewer(s): Freyhof, J. & Allen, D.
Contributor(s): Luedtke, J.

The species has been assessed as Least Concern as it has a large distribution and there are no known widespread threats. However, the distributional data on the species is likely to be incomplete, and further research is needed.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species has a Western Pacific distribution. It is known from a limited number of records, and the known distribution is probably incomplete. Records include India (Gangetic delta, Chilika lake (Orissa) and Ennore backwaters; Talwar and Jhingran 1991), peninsular Thailand (e.g., Phuket; Satapoomin 2011), Singapore (Tan et al. 2010), Indonesia (Java; Borneo; Kottelat et al. 1993), Papua New Guinea (Kailola 1991) and north Australia (Northern Territories and northern Queensland; Robertson and Duke 1990).
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland); India (Orissa); Indonesia (Jawa, Sumatera); Papua New Guinea; Singapore
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on the species population. Common in some parts of its range e.g., Chilika Lake in India.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

Found in brackish, freshwater and in marine waters (Riede 2004).

Systems:Freshwater; Marine
Movement patterns:Full Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is not known to be utilised.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

No information available on the threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

It is not known if there are any conservation measures in place or needed.

Citation: Huckstorf, V. 2012. Drombus globiceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T166598A1138226. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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