Scientific Name
Rhyacichthys aspro  
Pronounce  
Rhyacichthys aspro溪鱧
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1837) Depth 0 - 5M
Chinese 溪鱧 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 溪鱧科 Economic Fish No 
Family F455 Rhyacichthyidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 溪鱧 
Max Length 25 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 溪塘鱧、石貼仔 
Distribution in World Taiwan、South East Asia、Japan   Distribution in Taiwan North、Middle、South、HenChun Semiiland、East 
Habitats Fresh water  Holotype Locality Batam [Bantem], w. Java, Indonesia; Sulawesi [Celebes], Indonesia 
Synonyms Platyptera aspro, Rhyacichthys asparo   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);臺灣淡水及河口魚類誌(陳及方, 1999);Fishbase(2006);臺灣淡水魚類紅皮書(陳等, 2011)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1837 Watanabe, M. 1972 Masao Watanabe 1972 Liang, Y.S. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 陳義雄,方力行 1999 Kong, C.P. 2000 
Specimen List ASIZP0073471. ASIZP0073472. ASIZP0073473. ASIZP0074075. ASIZP0074108. ASIZP0074601. ASIZP0806024. ASIZP0806025. ASIZP0806026. ASIZP0916024. ASIZP0916025. ASIZP0916026. NTHUB02033. NTHUB03008. NTHUB03072. NTOUP200709-019. NTOUP200709-021. NTUM05311. NTUM05312. USNM00320018. USNM00355578.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Loach goby 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     NT 2012 Redlist of Fresh Water Fishes::NT
Characteristic Head compressed. Mouth inferior, arched. Eyes small, on upper side of head. Body thin, elongated, posterior laterally compressed; ventral profile horizontal to origin of anal; dorsal moderately arched. Scales moderately large; ventral surface of head, thorax and abdomen in front of anus naked. L.l.:36-40; dorsal fin rays:VII, I,8-9; pectoral soft fin rays:21-22; pelvic fin rays:I,5; anal fin rays:I,8-9. Pelvic fins covered by pectoral fins, both laterally expanded; anus near anal fin origin; caudal fin slightly forked; caudal peduncle long. Brownish, irregular dark blotches spread all over the body. Black stripes on dorsal, pectoral, pelvic and caudal fins.
habitats Demersal; amphidromous freshwater fish. Probably carnivorous, feeds on small aquatic animals. Inhabits in higher reaches of rivers or steep costal streamlets. 
Distribution Asia and Oceania, extensively distributed from Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Taiwan and some Japanese islands. A rare fish in Taiwan. 
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