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Stiphodon  Weber, 1895
Taxonomic Serial No.: 553255

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): riffle 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  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                               SuborderGobioidei  – gobies, gobies  
                                  FamilyGobiidae  – true gobies, gobies, gobios, gobies  
                                     GenusStiphodon Weber, 1895 – riffle gobies  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Stiphodon alleni Watson, 1996  
                                        Species Stiphodon astilbos Ryan, 1986  
                                        Species Stiphodon atratus Watson, 1996  
                                        Species Stiphodon atropurpureus (Herre, 1927)  
                                        Species Stiphodon birdsong Watson, 1996  
                                        Species Stiphodon caeruleus Parenti and Maciolek, 1993 – blue riffle goby 
                                        Species Stiphodon discotorquatus Watson, 1995  
                                        Species Stiphodon elegans (Steindachner, 1879) – green riffle goby 
                                        Species Stiphodon hydroreibatus Watson, 1999  
                                        Species Stiphodon imperiorientis Watson and Chen, 1998  
                                        Species Stiphodon julieni Keith, Watson and Marquet, 2002  
                                        Species Stiphodon larson Watson, 1996  
                                        Species Stiphodon martenstyni Watson, 1998  
                                        Species Stiphodon multisquamus Wu and Ni, 1986  
                                        Species Stiphodon olivaceus Watson and Kottelat, 1995  
                                        Species Stiphodon ornatus Meinken, 1974  
                                        Species Stiphodon pelewensis Herre, 1936 – Palauan riffle goby 
                                        Species Stiphodon percnopterygionus Watson and Chen, 1998  
                                        Species Stiphodon rutilaureus Watson, 1996  
                                        Species Stiphodon semoni Weber, 1895  
                                        Species Stiphodon surrufus Watson and Kottelat, 1995  
                                        Species Stiphodon tuivi Watson, 1995  
                                        Species Stiphodon weberi Watson, Allen and Kottelat, 1998  
                                        Species Stiphodon zebrinus Watson, Allen and Kottelat, 1998  

  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: Stiphodon    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Stiphodon   
  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   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Stiphodon   

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