Glossogobius bicirrhosus (Weber, 1894)
Bearded flathead goby
Glossogobius bicirrhosus
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine, amphidromous
Distribution:  Asia: Indonesia, Philippines, and Japan. Also southern Taiwan (Ref. 36073). Reported from Melanesia and north-eastern Australia (Ref. 2847). Oceania: Papua New Guinea (Ref. 6771).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8
Biology:  Adults inhabit tidal creeks and river mouths, usually in brackish water, but occasionally penetrate fresh water (Ref. 44894).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 June 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 20.07.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 24.03.97

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