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Rhinogobius kurodai

Basic information
Scientific name Rhinogobius kurodai

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Common names Amur goby (orange type)
Higher taxon Gobiidae, Perciformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, and Japan mainland.
Habitat Freshwater and brackish lakes and surrounding rivers. Non-native populations are sometimes established in different habitat.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Details unknown. In some region (e.g., Tokushima Pref.), introduced population threats congeneric native population of R sp. SF. Range in Japan
Origin Within Japan. Biwako Lake, etc.
Date Unknown.
Route Accidental: Hitchhiking on seed release of other freshwater fishes.
Impact Competition with native gobies.
Native organism(s) affected: Native gobies.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries None.
Reference Notes
  • Kawanabe et al. (eds) (2002) Freshwater Fishes of Japan, 3rd ed.. Yama-kei Publishers, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Matsuzawa & Senou (2008) Alien fishes of Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Mukai (1998-2008) Mukai’s Encyclopedia of Goby (Accessed on 2010-12-08) (in Jpn)
  • Suzuki & Chen (2011) Redescription of three species of genus Rhinogobius (Perciformes, Gobiidae) described by Dr. Shigeho Tanaka. Bull Osaka Mus Nat Hist. 65, 9-24 (in Jpn with English abst)
  • Tokushima Pref (2001) Red Data Book of Tokushima Pref. (Accessed on 2012-6-20) (in Jpn)