Acanthogobius flavimanus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
Yellowfin goby
photo by Kim, I.-S.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine; depth range 1 - 6 m, amphidromous
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Russian Far East (from Amur to Peter the Great Gulf), Korean Peninsula, Bohai Sea, Yellow Sea and East China Sea of China, and Hokkaido to Kyushu of Japan.
Biology:  Inhabits muddy and sandy bottoms along the shore of bays and estuaries, sometimes ascends rivers. Intertidal to at least 6.5 m (Ref. 96339). Oviparous, spawn in winter to early spring (Ref. 205). Eggs are deposited in Y-shaped nests (Ref. 205). Used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 August 2010 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 02.07.19
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 16.01.06

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