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Rhyacichthys aspro  (Valenciennes, 1837)

Loach goby
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Solomon Islands country information

Common names: [No common name]
Occurrence: native
Salinity: freshwater
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Also Ref. 92840.
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/bp.html
National Fisheries Authority: https://www.spc.org.nc/coastfish/Countries/solomons/solomons.htm
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Allen, G.R., 1991
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Rhyacichthyidae (Loach gobies)
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847)

Environment

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 24°N - 13°S

Distribution

Asia and Oceania: Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, China and some Japanese islands.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Characterized by having enlarged, thickened and wide pectoral fins; widely spaced broad fleshy pelvic fin; head and snout flattened, small dorsolaterally oriented eyes; small ventrally placed mouth; accessory lateral line canals dorsal and ventral to the lateral line on the body, including caudal fin base; caudal fin large (Ref. 92840).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits relatively steep gradient coastal streams in hilly or mountainous terrain. Feeds on algae and diatoms; effectively clings on rocks and boulders with its broadened pelvic and pectoral fins and flattened head and snout (Ref. 92840).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.8750 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives

Resilience (Ref. 69278)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low vulnerability (21 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown