Oxyeleotris marmorata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Eleotridae

Scientific Name: Oxyeleotris marmorata (Bleeker, 1852)
Common Name(s):
English Marbled Goby
Callieleotris platycephalus Fowler, 1934
Eleotris marmorata Bleeker, 1852
Gigantogobius jordani Fowler, 1905
Taxonomic Source(s): Kottelat, M. 2013. The fishes of the inland waters of southeast Asia: a catalogue and core bibiography of the fishes known to occur in freshwaters, mangroves and estuaries. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement No. 27: 1-663.
Taxonomic Notes: Originally described as a member of Eleotris by Bleeker (1852). Transferred to Oxyleleotris by Bleeker (1874).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-02-20
Assessor(s): Allen, D.J.
Reviewer(s): Conway, K.W. & Juffe Bignoli, D.
The species has a wide distribution in southeast Asia and is considered Least Concern at present. It is highly utilised however and population trends should be monitored.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Recorded from the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins in Thailand, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, Cambodia (including the Tonle Sap River and Lake, Stung Sen River), Malaysia (Peninsula, Sarawak, and Sabah), Philippines and Indonesia (Sumatra and Kalimantan). Record from Fiji needs confirmation. Also recorded from China (Hong Hong, but thought to be from a market), Taiwan, Province of China, and from Singapore.
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Hong Kong; Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatera); Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Singapore; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population:Little information is available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occurs in various wetlands, including rivers, ponds, reservoirs, canals, swamps and flooded forests. It generally prefers areas of little or no water movement. Mainly found in freshwater but is also found in brackish environments.

Enters flooded forest (Roberts 1993). Feeds on small fishes, shrimps, aquatic insects, molluscs and crabs.
Movement patterns:Full Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Found in commercial and subsistence fisheries. Cultivated in aquaculture, and found in the aquarium trade. Considered a delicacy over much of eastern Asia. Exported fishes command a high price (Rainboth 1996). Frequently found in the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Likely to be impacted locally in parts of its range by pollution and overfishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further research into the species current population trends and the impact of threats is required.

Citation: Allen, D.J. 2011. Oxyeleotris marmorata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T181009A7657958. . Downloaded on 23 April 2018.
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