Luciogobius guttatus Gill, 1859
Flat-headed goby
Luciogobius guttatus
photo by Kim, I.-S.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  9.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine; depth range - 1 m, amphidromous
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: China, Korean Peninsula, Japan (Ref. 559) and Hong Kong (Ref. 31075). Also reported from Peter the Great Bay (Ref. 2058, 26334) and the Kuril Islands (Ref. 37812).
Biology:  Inhabits tide pools and river mouths. Is frequently encountered in places where small brooks fall into the sea and may occasionally be found in purely fresh water. During low tide it stays under stones on the dry bottom (Ref. 2058).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 27.11.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 28.04.01

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