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Gobiidae 
Taxonomic Serial No.: 171746

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Oxudercidae
 
    Gobioididae
 
    Trypauchenidae
 
  Common Name(s): true gobies [English]
 
    gobies [French]
 
    gobios [Spanish]
 
    gobies [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassOsteichthyes  – bony fishes, poissons osseux, osteíceto, peixe ósseo  
                      ClassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                         SubclassNeopterygii  – neopterygians  
                            InfraclassTeleostei   
                               SuperorderAcanthopterygii   
                                  OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                                     SuborderGobioidei  – gobies, gobies  
                                        FamilyGobiidae  – true gobies, gobies, gobios, gobies  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Genus Aboma Jordan and Starks in Jordan, 1895  
                                           Genus Acanthogobius Gill, 1859 – Asian gobies 
                                           Genus Acentrogobius Bleeker, 1874 – checkered gobies 
                                           Genus Afurcagobius Gill, 1993  
                                           Genus Akko Birdsong and Robins, 1995  
                                           Genus Amblychaeturichthys Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Amblyeleotris Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Amblygobius Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Amblyotrypauchen Hora, 1924  
                                           Genus Amoya Herre, 1927  
                                           Genus Anatirostrum Iljin, 1930  
                                           Genus Aphia Risso, 1827  
                                           Genus Apocryptes Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1837  
                                           Genus Apocryptichthys Day, 1876  
                                           Genus Apocryptodon Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Arcygobius Larson and Wright, 2003  
                                           Genus Arenigobius Whitley, 1930  
                                           Genus Aruma Ginsburg, 1933  
                                           Genus Asra Iljin, 1941  
                                           Genus Asterropteryx Rüppell, 1830  
                                           Genus Astrabe Jordan and Snyder, 1901  
                                           Genus Aulopareia Smith, 1945  
                                           Genus Austrolethops Whitley, 1935  
                                           Genus Awaous Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1837 – river gobies 
                                           Genus Barbulifer Eigenmann and Eigenmann, 1888  
                                           Genus Barbuligobius Lachner and McKinney, 1974  
                                           Genus Bathygobius Bleeker, 1878 – mapos, frillfin gobies 
                                           Genus Benthophiloides Beling and Iljin, 1927  
                                           Genus Benthophilus Eichwald, 1831  
                                           Genus Boleophthalmus Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1837  
                                           Genus Bollmannia Jordan in Jordan and Bollman, 1890  
                                           Genus Brachyamblyopus Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Brachygobius Bleeker, 1874 – bumblebee gobies, bumblebee gobies 
                                           Genus Bryaninops Smith, 1959  
                                           Genus Buenia Iljin, 1930  
                                           Genus Cabillus Smith, 1959  
                                           Genus Caecogobius Berti and Ercolini, 1991  
                                           Genus Caffrogobius Smitt, 1900  
                                           Genus Calamiana Herre, 1945  
                                           Genus Callogobius Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Caragobius Smith and Seale, 1906  
                                           Genus Caspiosoma Iljin, 1927  
                                           Genus Chaenogobius Gill, 1859  
                                           Genus Chaeturichthys Richardson, 1844  
                                           Genus Chlamydogobius Whitley, 1930  
                                           Genus Chriolepis Gilbert, 1892  
                                           Genus Chromogobius de Buen, 1930  
                                           Genus Clariger Jordan and Snyder, 1901  
                                           Genus Clevelandia Eigenmann and Eigenmann, 1888 – arrow gobies 
                                           Genus Corcyrogobius Miller, 1972  
                                           Genus Coryogalops Smith, 1958  
                                           Genus Coryphopterus Gill, 1863  
                                           Genus Cotylopus Guichenot, 1863  
                                           Genus Cristatogobius Herre, 1927  
                                           Genus Croilia Smith, 1955  
                                           Genus Cryptocentroides Popta, 1922  
                                           Genus Cryptocentrus Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1837  
                                           Genus Crystallogobius Gill, 1863  
                                           Genus Ctenogobiops Smith, 1959  
                                           Genus Ctenogobius Gill, 1858  
                                           Genus Ctenotrypauchen Steindachner, 1867  
                                           Genus Deltentosteus Gill, 1863  
                                           Genus Didogobius Miller, 1966  
                                           Genus Discordipinna Hoese and Fourmanoir, 1978  
                                           Genus Drombus Jordan and Seale, 1905  
                                           Genus Ebomegobius Herre, 1946  
                                           Genus Echinogobius Iwata, Hosoya and Niimura, 1998  
                                           Genus Economidichthys Bianco, Bullock, Miller and Roubal, 1987  
                                           Genus Egglestonichthys Miller and Wongrat, 1979  
                                           Genus Ego Randall, 1994  
                                           Genus Elacatinus Jordan, 1904  
                                           Genus Eleotrica Ginsburg, 1933  
                                           Genus Enypnias Jordan and Evermann, 1898  
                                           Genus Eucyclogobius Gill, 1862 – tidewater gobies 
                                           Genus Eugnathogobius Smith, 1931  
                                           Genus Eutaeniichthys Jordan and Snyder, 1901  
                                           Genus Evermannia Jordan, 1895  
                                           Genus Evermannichthys Metzelaar, 1919  
                                           Genus Eviota Jenkins, 1903  
                                           Genus Evorthodus Gill, 1859 – lyre gobies 
                                           Genus Exyrias Jordan and Seale, 1906 – fantail gobies 
                                           Genus Favonigobius Whitley, 1930 – sand gobies 
                                           Genus Feia Smith, 1959  
                                           Genus Flabelligobius Smith, 1956  
                                           Genus Fusigobius Whitley, 1930  
                                           Genus Gammogobius Bath, 1971  
                                           Genus Gillichthys Cooper, 1864 – longjaw mudsuckers 
                                           Genus Ginsburgellus Böhlke and Robins, 1968  
                                           Genus Gladiogobius Herre, 1933  
                                           Genus Glossogobius Gill, 1859 – flathead gobies 
                                           Genus Gnatholepis Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Gobiodon Bleeker, 1856  
                                           Genus Gobioides Lacepède, 1800 – barretos, eel gobies 
                                           Genus Gobionellus Girard, 1858 – darter gobies 
                                           Genus Gobiopsis Steindachner, 1861 – dragonface gobies 
                                           Genus Gobiopterus Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Gobiosoma Girard, 1858 – naked gobies 
                                           Genus Gobius Linnaeus, 1758 – gobies, gobies 
                                           Genus Gobiusculus Duncker, 1928  
                                           Genus Gobulus Ginsburg, 1933  
                                           Genus Gorogobius Miller, 1978  
                                           Genus Gymneleotris Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Gymnoamblyopus Murdy and Ferraris, 2003  
                                           Genus Gymnogobius Gill, 1863  
                                           Genus Hazeus Jordan and Snyder, 1901  
                                           Genus Hemigobius Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Hetereleotris Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Heterogobius Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Heteroplopomus Tomiyama, 1936  
                                           Genus Hyrcanogobius Iljin, 1928  
                                           Genus Ilypnus Jordan and Evermann, 1896  
                                           Genus Istigobius Whitley, 1932  
                                           Genus Karsten Murdy, 2002  
                                           Genus Kelloggella Jordan and Seale in Jordan and Evermann, 1905  
                                           Genus Knipowitschia Iljin, 1927  
                                           Genus Larsonella Randall and Senou, 2001  
                                           Genus Lebetus Winther, 1877  
                                           Genus Lentipes Günther, 1861 – Hiukole gobies 
                                           Genus Lepidogobius Gill, 1859  
                                           Genus Lesueurigobius Whitley, 1950  
                                           Genus Lethops Hubbs, 1926  
                                           Genus Leucopsarion Hilgendorf, 1880  
                                           Genus Lobulogobius Koumans in Blegvad and Løppenthin, 1944  
                                           Genus Lophiogobius Günther, 1873  
                                           Genus Lophogobius Gill, 1862 – crested gobies 
                                           Genus Lotilia Klausewitz, 1960  
                                           Genus Lubricogobius Tanaka, 1915  
                                           Genus Luciogobius Gill, 1859  
                                           Genus Luposicya Smith, 1959  
                                           Genus Lythrypnus Jordan and Evermann, 1896  
                                           Genus Macrodontogobius Herre, 1936  
                                           Genus Mahidolia Smith, 1932  
                                           Genus Mangarinus Herre, 1943 – chiseltooth gobies 
                                           Genus Mauligobius Miller, 1984  
                                           Genus Mesogobius Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Microgobius Poey, 1876 – bannerfin gobies 
                                           Genus Millerigobius Bath, 1973  
                                           Genus Minysicya Larson, 2002  
                                           Genus Mistichthys Smith, 1902  
                                           Genus Mugilogobius Smitt, 1900 – mullet gobies 
                                           Genus Myersina Herre, 1934  
                                           Genus Nematogobius Boulenger, 1910  
                                           Genus Neogobius Iljin, 1927 – round gobies 
                                           Genus Nes Ginsburg, 1933  
                                           Genus Nesogobius Whitley, 1929  
                                           Genus Obliquogobius Koumans, 1941  
                                           Genus Odondebuenia de Buen, 1930  
                                           Genus Odontamblyopus Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Oligolepis Bleeker, 1874 – barecheek gobies 
                                           Genus Ophiogobius Gill, 1863  
                                           Genus Oplopomops Smith, 1959  
                                           Genus Oplopomus Valenciennes, 1837  
                                           Genus Opua Jordan, 1925  
                                           Genus Oxuderces Eydoux and Souleyet, 1850  
                                           Genus Oxyurichthys Bleeker, 1857 – arrowfin gobies 
                                           Genus Padogobius Berg, 1932  
                                           Genus Paedogobius Iwata, Hosoya and Larson, 2001  
                                           Genus Palatogobius Gilbert, 1971  
                                           Genus Palutrus Smith, 1959 – yellowstreak gobies 
                                           Genus Pandaka Herre, 1927  
                                           Genus Papillogobius Gill and Miller, 1990  
                                           Genus Papuligobius Chen and Kottelat, 2003  
                                           Genus Parachaeturichthys Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Paragobiodon Bleeker, 1873  
                                           Genus Paragobiopsis Koumans, 1941  
                                           Genus Parapocryptes Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Paratrimma Hoese and Brothers, 1976  
                                           Genus Parawaous Watson, 1993  
                                           Genus Pariah Böhlke, 1969  
                                           Genus Parkraemeria Whitley, 1951  
                                           Genus Parrella Ginsburg, 1938  
                                           Genus Periophthalmodon Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Periophthalmus Bloch and Schneider, 1801 – mudskippers 
                                           Genus Phyllogobius Larson, 1986  
                                           Genus Platygobiopsis Springer and Randall, 1992  
                                           Genus Pleurosicya Weber, 1913  
                                           Genus Polyspondylogobius Kimura and Wu, 1994  
                                           Genus Pomatoschistus Gill, 1863  
                                           Genus Porogobius Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Priolepis Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1837  
                                           Genus Proterorhinus Smitt, 1900 – tubenose gobies 
                                           Genus Psammogobius Smith, 1935  
                                           Genus Pseudaphya Iljin, 1930  
                                           Genus Pseudapocryptes Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Pseudogobius Popta, 1922 – snouted gobies 
                                           Genus Pseudorhinogobius Zhong and Wu, 1998  
                                           Genus Pseudotrypauchen Hardenberg, 1931  
                                           Genus Psilogobius Baldwin, 1972  
                                           Genus Psilotris Ginsburg, 1953  
                                           Genus Pterogobius Gill, 1863  
                                           Genus Pycnomma Rutter, 1904  
                                           Genus Quietula Jordan and Evermann in Jordan and Starks, 1895  
                                           Genus Redigobius Herre, 1927 – dualspot gobies 
                                           Genus Rhinogobiops Hubbs, 1926  
                                           Genus Rhinogobius Gill, 1859  
                                           Genus Risor Ginsburg, 1933  
                                           Genus Robinsichthys Birdsong, 1988  
                                           Genus Sagamia Jordan and Snyder, 1901  
                                           Genus Scartelaos Swainson, 1839  
                                           Genus Schismatogobius de Beaufort, 1912  
                                           Genus Sicydium Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1837 – American rockclimbing gobies 
                                           Genus Sicyopterus Gill, 1860 – fatsnout rockclimbing gobies 
                                           Genus Sicyopus Gill, 1863 – largemouth rockclimbing gobies 
                                           Genus Signigobius Hoese and Allen, 1977  
                                           Genus Silhouettea Smith, 1959  
                                           Genus Siphonogobius Shibukawa and Iwata, 1998  
                                           Genus Speleogobius Zander and Jelinek, 1976  
                                           Genus Stenogobius Bleeker, 1874 – coastal stream gobies 
                                           Genus Stigmatogobius Bleeker, 1874  
                                           Genus Stiphodon Weber, 1895 – riffle gobies 
                                           Genus Stonogobiops Polunin and Lubbock, 1977  
                                           Genus Sueviota Winterbottom and Hoese, 1988  
                                           Genus Sufflogobius Smith, 1956  
                                           Genus Suruga Jordan and Snyder, 1901  
                                           Genus Synechogobius Gill, 1863  
                                           Genus Taenioides Lacepède, 1800 – eelgobies, eelgobies 
                                           Genus Tamanka Herre, 1927  
                                           Genus Tasmanogobius Scott, 1935  
                                           Genus Thorogobius Miller, 1969  
                                           Genus Tomiyamichthys Smith, 1956  
                                           Genus Tridentiger Gill, 1859 – chameleon gobies 
                                           Genus Trimma Jordan and Seale, 1906  
                                           Genus Trimmatom Winterbottom and Emery, 1981  
                                           Genus Trypauchen Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1837  
                                           Genus Trypauchenichthys Bleeker, 1860  
                                           Genus Trypauchenopsis Volz, 1903  
                                           Genus Tryssogobius Larson and Hoese, 2001  
                                           Genus Typhlogobius Steindachner, 1879  
                                           Genus Valenciennea Bleeker, 1856  
                                           Genus Vanderhorstia Smith, 1949  
                                           Genus Vanneaugobius Brownell, 1978  
                                           Genus Varicus Robins and Böhlke, 1961  
                                           Genus Vomerogobius Gilbert, 1971  
                                           Genus Wheelerigobius Miller, 1981  
                                           Genus Yongeichthys Whitley, 1932 – toxic gobies 
                                           Genus Zappa Murdy, 1989  
                                           Genus Zebrus de Buen, 1930  
                                           Genus Zosterisessor Whitley, 1935  
       
                                         FamilyGobiidae  incertae sedis  
    Children with Uncertain Position:  
                                           Species Koumansetta rainfordi Whitley, 1940  
                                           Species Tigrigobius dilepis (Robins and Böhlke, 1964) – orangeside goby, gobio naranja 
                                           Species Tigrigobius gemmatus (Ginsburg, 1939)  
                                           Species Tigrigobius pallens (Ginsburg, 1939) – semiscaled goby, gobio semidesnudo 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Gobiidae    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: gobies[French]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Gobiidae   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Page(s):    
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Gobiidae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Gobiidae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S., Edwin J. Crossman, H. Espinosa-Pérez, L. T. Findley, C. R. Gilbert, et al., eds.  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Sixth Edition   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 29   
  Page(s): ix + 386   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-888569-61-1, 0097-0638  
  Notes: Full author list: Nelson, Joseph S., Edwin J. Crossman, Héctor Espinosa-Pérez, Lloyd T. Findley, Carter R. Gilbert, Robert N. Lea, and James D. Williams   
  Reference for: gobies[English], gobies [French], gobios [Spanish]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Robins, Richard C., Reeve M. Bailey, Carl E. Bond, James R. Brooker, Ernest A. Lachner, et al.  
  Publication Date: 1980   
  Article/Chapter Title: A List of Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States and Canada, Fourth Edition   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 12   
  Page(s): 174   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Gobiidae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Robins, Richard C., Reeve M. Bailey, Carl E. Bond, James R. Brooker, Ernest A. Lachner, et al.  
  Publication Date: 1991   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States and Canada, Fifth Edition   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 20   
  Page(s): 183   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-913235-70-9, 0097-0638  
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Gobiidae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Robins, Richard C., Reeve M. Bailey, Carl E. Bond, James R. Brooker, Ernest A. Lachner, et al.  
  Publication Date: 1991   
  Article/Chapter Title: World Fishes Important to North Americans Exclusive of Species from the Continental Waters of the United States and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 21   
  Page(s): 243   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-913235-54-7, 0097-0638  
  Notes: 0-913124-54-7 (cloth)   
  Reference for: Gobiidae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Gobiidae, true gobies [English]   
       

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