Rhinogobius brunneus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Gobiidae

Scientific Name: Rhinogobius brunneus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
Common Name(s):
English Amur Goby
Ctenogobius sowerbyi Ginsburg, 1917
Ctenogobius brunneus Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
Gobius brunneus Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
Rhinogobius brunneus brunneus Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
Rhinogobius formosanus Oshima, 1919
Rhinogobius nagoyae (non Jordan & Seale, 1906)
Rhinogobius sowerbyi Ginsburg, 1917
Taxonomic Notes: Two sub-species exist, R. n. nagoyae and R. n. formosanus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Devi, R. & Boguskaya, N.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)
R. nagoyae formosanus has been assessed as Data Deficient due to a lack of information regarding this species' distribution, population trends, or the direct threats to this species, however potential threats to the species do exist within its range.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:R. n. formosanus is found in China and in northern and northeastern Taiwan. R. n. nagoyae is found in China, Taiwan, and Honsu, Kyushu, the Ryukyu Islands of Japan.
Countries occurrence:
China; Japan (Honshu, Kyushu, Nansei-shoto); Taiwan, Province of China
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Population [top]

Population:Population information is lacking for this species and needs to be studied.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:R. nagoyae is a benthopelagic and amphidromous species.
Movement patterns:Full Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are a number of potential threats to R. nagoyae including pollution and hydrological projects such as dams and water diversion projects, however it is not known whether these pose a direct threat to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Devi, R. & Boguskaya, N. 2009. Rhinogobius brunneus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T166994A6296768. . Downloaded on 18 October 2017.
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