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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   
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                      ClassTeleostei   
                         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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