Luciogobius fonticola

Kanagawa, Itai and Senou 2011







Holotype: KPM-NI 27293 30.9mm SL.

Paratypes: CMNH-ZF 17422-46 (5), KPM-NI 24385 (4), 24387 (1), 27294-95 (2), 27296-97 (2), 27298-99 (2), 27300-01 (2), NSMT-P 103695 (1), 103700 (1) ; TKPM-P 17349-50 (2). Plus non-type specimens.


Lower reaches of Oi River, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

Conservation Status

[DD 3.1 2019]

This species is currently only known from two river systems in Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan. However, data on its distribution are largely lacking and it may be more widespread than currently known. Information on the population is also lacking. The current known localities are under threat from stream channelisation, water pollution and road construction. Further information is required to assess its extinction risk. Therefore, it is listed as Data Deficient.

This species has only been recorded from two river systems in Shizuoka Prefecture in the central part of Japan (Ministry of the Environment Japan 2015). Thus, it is considered to have a very narrow distribution range, but data on the distribution are still largely lacking and it may be more widespread.

Data from Watanabe et al. (2019)

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

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
Ueno, S.I. and Morimoto, Y. Journal Article 1970 The fauna of the insular lava caves in West Japan. 1. General account
Murai, Y Journal Article 1970 A study on Luciogobius albus Regan
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
Shiogaki, M. and Dotsu, Y. Journal Article 1976 Two new species of the genus Luciogobius (family Gobiidae) from Japan
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]
Yoshida, T and Dotu, Y Book Section 1989 Luciogobius pallidus
Murai, Y Journal Article 1989 Luciogobius albus living in a lava tunnel
Matsumoto, I Book 1991 Luciogobius pallidus. Report on the present situation of Natural Monuments in Mie Prefecture
Ueno, S.I. Journal Article 1993 A bibliography of the biospeleology of Japan 1916-1992
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, M. Journal Article 2001 Luciogobius adapel, a new species of gobiid fish from Japan
Ueno, S.-I. Book Section 2001 Japan
Arao, K. and Aizawa, M. 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, K., Yamasaki, N., Kondo, M. and Tachihara, K. Journal Article 2008 Occurrence and morphology of larvae and juveniles of six Luciogobius species from Aritsu Beach, Okinawa Island
Yamada, T., Sugiyama, K, Tamaki, K, Kawakita, A. and Kato, M. Journal Article 2009 Adaptive radiation of gobies in the interstitial habitats of gravel beaches accompanied by body elongation and excessive vertebral segmentation
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, X, Sun, Y., Zhao, S. and Wang, R. Journal Article 2013 Mitochondrial genome of the Luciogobius platycephalus (Perciformes, Gobioidei)
Ellingson, R.A., Swift, C.C., Findley, L.T. and Jacobs, D.K. Journal Article 2014 Convergent evolution of ecomorphological adaptations in geographically isolated Bay gobies (Teleostei: Gobionellidae) of the temperate North Pacific
Cho, H.-G. and Choi, S.-H. Journal Article 2014 First record of two gobiid fishes, Luciogobius elongatus, L. platycephalus (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from Korea
Yu, J.-N., Kim, B.-J., Kim, Soonok, Oh, K. and Lim, C.E. 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
Kondo, K. and Kato, M. Journal Article 2019 Life in coastal pebble sediment: Unique interstitial organism community and selective feeding on meiobenthos by interstitial fishes (Luciogobius: Gobiidae)
Shibukawa, K., Aizawa, M., Suzuki, T., Kanagawa N. and Muto, F. Journal Article 2019 Preliminary review of earthworm gobies of the genus Luciogobius (Gobiiformes, Oxudercidae) from Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Watanabe, K., Taniguchi, Y. and Mukai, T. Report 2019 Luciogobius fonticola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019
Ta, T.T., Tran, H.D., Dinh, L.G., Nguyen, M.H., Tran, T.T. amd Ha, L.M. Journal Article 2021 Planktonic larvae of Luciogobius sp. (Gobiidae) in a tropical estuary.