Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Gymnogobius: Greek, gymnos = naked + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Tanaka.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; non-migratory; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Asia: endemic to Lake Biwa, Japan. Introduced to Lakes Kasumigaura and Sagami.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43239)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Inhabit offshore areas in the lake almost throughout the year (Ref. 76915). Spawn in spring (Ref. 76915). Semelparous (Ref. 76911). Males care for the eggs in nest (Ref. 76913). Caught for food (Ref. 559).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Migrate to the shore to spawn under stones in spring (Ref. 76915). Males have only two brood cycles, mating with the same female during each breeding cycle (Ref. 76915).
Nakabo, T., 2002. Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, English edition II. Tokai University Press, Japan, pp 867-1749. (Ref. 43239)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00832 (0.00719 - 0.00962), b=3.08 (3.04 - 3.12), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .