Acanthogobius flavimanus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Gobiidae

Scientific Name: Acanthogobius flavimanus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
Common Name(s):
English Yellowfin Goby
Aboma snyderi Jordan & Fowler, 1902
Acanthogobius jacoti Fowler, 1930
Gobius cryptosquamis Rendahl, 1924
Gobius flavimanus Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
Gobius stigmothonus Richardson, 1845

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-08-10
Assessor(s): Huckstorf, V.
Reviewer(s): Freyhof, J. & Allen, D.
The species has been assessed as Least Concern as this species has a large distribution and there are no known widespread threats to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species has a northwest Pacific distribution. It is known from coastal waters of Siberia (Reshetnikov et al. 1997), the Korean Peninsula (Kim et al. 2005), Japan (Masuda et al. 1984), China┬┤s mainland (Eschmeyer et al. 1983) and northern Viet Nam (Kuronuma 1961). Introduced in Australia, Mexico and USA (Welcomme 1988, Lever 1996).
Countries occurrence:
China; Hong Kong; Japan; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Korea, Republic of; Russian Federation; Viet Nam
Australia; Mexico; United States
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on the species population.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Inhabits muddy and sandy bottoms along the shore of bays and estuaries, sometimes ascends rivers. Oviparous, spawns in winter to early spring (Breder and Rosen 1966). Eggs are deposited in Y-shaped nests (Breder and Rosen 1966). Larvae and juveniles (0.9-1.3 cm SL) took mainly small planktonic animals, while newly settled and benthic juveniles (1.4-2.0 cm SL) consumed predominantly small benthic or epiphytic crustaceans, along with polychaetes. The contribution of polychaetes to the diets increased in larger individuals (2.1-5.3 and 5.4-11.4 cm SL) (Kanou et al. 2004).
Systems:Freshwater; Marine
Movement patterns:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Commercial fishing target. Aquarium fish. Used in Chinese medicine (Tang 1987).

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. Acanthogobius flavimanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T181137A1702459. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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