Metadata

Luciogobius albus

Regan 1940

Luciogobius albus
Redrawn by Rhian Kendall from Tomiyama (1936)
ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
GobiiformesGobioideiGobiidae

Synonyms

None.

The fishes comprising this species were first described and figured by Tomiyama (1936:52, Fig. 10C) but were included therein as members of the polymorphic subspecies Luciogobius guttatus guttatus Gill, 1859.

Country

Japan

Types

Regan (1940) based his description primarily on a single figured specimen (Tomiyama 1936 Fig. 10C). Tomiyama, however, had two specimens, both 45mm in length, and these should be considered the syntype series for the species (P. K. Tubbs ICZN, pers. comm. 18 May 1988). The location of these specimens (if still extant) is probably the Science Faculty Museum, Zoological Institute, Tokyo University.

Distribution

Type locality: the Cave of Daikon zima, Simane ken [Shimane Prefecture, Honshu Island], Japan. Recorded more recently from Wakayama and Shimane Prefectures, Honshu Island; Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku Island; Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyushu Island and the Goto Islands (Akihito 1984) (33o-35oN, 130o-140oE).

Habitat

According to Akihito (1984) this species inhabits underground waters near the sea. The exact nature of the cave of Daikon zima is not known to me (sea cave ? limestone solution cave ?). It is possible that this species (and L. pallidus) inhabit crevices under stones, or mud burrows in a similar manner to Typhlogobius californiensis (Thines 1969:194-196). Further details are required.

Systematics

No published details.

Conservation Status

[DD:2.3:1996]

(World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1996. Luciogobius albus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/ IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T12403A3340866.en. Downloaded on 06 July 2017). Appears to be widely distributed (Akihito 1984:282). Almost nothing is known about this animal and DD remains the best current assessment.

Museum Holdings

None known but there must be some specimens in the collection of Emperor Akihito of Japan.

Key References

Tomiyama, I. Journal Article 1936 Gobiidae of Japan
Shibaguchi, T Journal Article 1936 Mesopelagic Ranzania and subterranean Luciogobius
Regan, C. T. Journal Article 1940 The fishes of the Gobiid genus Luciogobius Gill
Dotu, Y Journal Article 1957 A new species of a goby with a synopsis of the species of the genus Luciogobius Gill and its two allied genera
Dotu, Y Journal Article 1963 On the blind gobioid fish Luciogobius albus Regan
Shibaguchi, T Journal Article 1965 Brief notes on Luciogobius albus
Murai, Y Journal Article 1969 Studies on I-ana cave and Luciogobius
Murai, Y Journal Article 1969 A study on Luciogobius albus
Murai, Y Book Section 1969 Luciogobius albus
Arai, R Journal Article 1970 Luciogobius grandis, a new goby from Japan and Korea
Murai, Y Journal Article 1970 A study on Luciogobius albus Regan (2)
Dotu, Y Journal Article 1972 Rare freshwater fishes (18). Luciogobius pallidus
Katayama, M and Ikeda, H Journal Article 1972 Luciogobius pallidus collected at Nagato-shi in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Murai, Y Journal Article 1972 Luciogobius albus found in a lava tunnel of Tomie-cho, the Goto Islands
Yamamuro, K Journal Article 1972 On the food habit, sexual characters and spawning time of Luciogobius albus Regan
Matsumoto, K Journal Article 1976 An introduction to the Japanese groundwater animals with reference to their ecology and hygienic significance
Shiogaki, M. and Dotsu, Y. Journal Article 1977 Life-History of Gobiid Fish, Luciogobius platycephalus
Minato, H Book 1978 Luciogobius albus
Dotu, Y Journal Article 1979 Notes on the biology of Luciogobius and its allied genera
Aizawa, H and Kokuryo, Y Journal Article 1980 Luciogobius pallidus obtained in Shizuoka Prefecture
Aizawa, H and Kokuryo, Y Journal Article 1980 Luciogobius pallidus collected from Shizuka Prefecture
Nishijima, S Book Section 1983 Luciogobius albus Regan
Akihito Book Section 1984 [Species accounts for] Luciogobius albus and Luciogobius pallidus
Fujita, H Book 1987 Luciogobius.
Hirathuka, J Journal Article 1988 Present condition of the habitat of long-lost Luciogobius on the island of Daikon-jima [in Shimane Prefecture]
Murai, Y Journal Article 1989 Luciogobius albus living in a lava tunnel
Yoshida, T and Dotu, Y Book Section 1989 Luciogobius pallidus
Matsumoto, I Book 1991 Luciogobius pallidus. Report on the present situation of Natural Monuments in Mie Prefecture
Aizawa, M. Book Section 1996 Luciogobius pallidus Regan, 1940
Aizawa, M Book Section 1998 Luciogobius pallidus Regan, 1940
Yoshida, T and Dotu, Y Book Section 2001 Luciogobius pallidus
Okiyama, Muneo Journal Article 2001 Luciogobius adapel, a new species of gobiid fish from Japan
Arao, Kazuki and Aizawa, Masahiro Journal Article 2004 Record of a gobiid fish, Luciogobius pallidus Regan from Owase City, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Ishida, Atsushi, Matsuo, Toshio, Tatsukawa, Junya, Seguchi, Mikihirio, Ebihara, Mami and Takahama, Hideki Journal Article 2005 A record of rare freshwater fishes including Luciogobius pallidus collected from the Usuki River, Oita Prefecture, Japan
Hirashima, K and Takahashi, H Journal Article 2008 Early life history of aquarium-held blind well goby Luciogobius pallidus, collected from Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Maeda, Ken, Yamasaki, Nozomi, Kondo, Masashi and Tachihara, Katsunori Journal Article 2008 Occurrence and morphology of larvae and juveniles of six Luciogobius species from Aritsu Beach, Okinawa Island
Kanagawa, N, Itai, T and Senou, H Journal Article 2011 Two new species of freshwater gobies of the genus Luciogobius (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from Japan
Kim, B.J Journal Article 2012 New record of a rare hypogean gobiid, Luciogobius pallidus from jeju Island, Korea
Jin, Xiaoxiao, Sun, Yuena, Zhao, Shenglong and Wang, Rixin Journal Article 2013 Mitochondrial genome of the Luciogobius platycephalus (Perciformes, Gobioidei)
Cho, Hyun-Geun and Choi, Seung-Ho Journal Article 2014 First Record of Two Gobiid Fishes, Luciogobius elongatus, L. platycephalus (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from Korea
Yu, Jeong-Nam, Kim, Byung-Jik, Kim, Soonok, Oh, Kyounghee and Lim, Chae Eun Journal Article 2015 Complete mitochondrial genome of the rare hypogean gobiid, Luciogobius pallidus, from Korea
He, Y, Kim, B.J, Hirashima, K and Xiao, T Journal Article 2015 Skull and dentition of a hypogean goby Luciogobius palidus revealed by synchrotron microtomography
Jun, J., Choi, S.-H. and Kim, H.Y. Journal Article 2018 Characterization of the complete mitochondrial genomes and phylogenetic analysis of the two Luciogobius species (Perciformes, Gobionellinae) from Korea