Luciogobius yubai

Ikeda, Tamada and Hirashima 2019

Luciogobius yubai
Luciogobius yubai from Kagoshima Bay, Japan. Figure 1 from Koreeda et al. 2020, supplied by, and used with the permission of, Hiro Motomura






Holotype: NSMT-P 133344, 44.3mm SL.

Paratypes: BLIP 19920511, male, 49.4 mm SL, BLIP 20050183, female, 46.0 mm SL, BLIP 20050190, female, 42.3 mm SL, BLIP 20050192, male, 41.4 mm SL, BSKU 125436, female, 42.3 mm SL, BSKU 125437, male, 39.5 mm SL, FAKU 146589, male, 45.0 mm SL, FAKU 146590, male, 39.0 mm SL, KPM-NI 50249 ,male, 40.8 mm SL, KPM-NI 50250, female, 38.9 mm SL, NSMT-P 133345, male, 35.6 mm SL, NSMT-P 133346, female, 40.0 mm SL, OMNH-P47363, male, 38.2 mm SL, OMNH-P 47364, male, 40.0 mm SL, WMNH-PIS-10653, female, 45.5 mm SL, BLIP 20050271, male, 48.4 mm SL, BLIP 20060091, male, 47.7 mm SL, BLIP 20070249, male, 48.1 mm SL, BLIP 20080566, male, 46.5 mm SL, BLIP 20080567, female, 43.8 mm SL, BLIP 20080568, male, 44.3 mm SL, BLIP 20090207, male, 41.1 mm SL, WMNH-PIS-3928, female, 45.3 mm SL, WMNH-PIS-4139, male, 28.8 mm SL, , WMNH-PIS-4995, male, 39.7 mm SL, WMNH-PIS-4996, female, 38.2 mm SL, WMNH-PIS-3928, WMNH-PIS-4997, female, 43.6 mm SL, WMNH-PIS-4998, female, 42. 5 mm SL, WMNH-PIS-9421, male, 44.3 mm SL, WMNH-PIS-9422, female, 41.1 mm SL, WMNH-PIS-9423, female, 48.9 mm SL


Type locailty: Arafune, Kushimoto, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.

Known also from: Kamoi, Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, Migusa, Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, Shionomisaki Cape, Kushimoto, Wakayama Prefecture, Naminoura, Shionomisaki Cape, Kushimoto, Wakayama Prefecture, Ogokudanohama, Shionomisaki Cape, Kushimoto, Wakayama Prefecture, Tawara, Kushimoto, Wakayama Prefecture, Esuzaki, Susami, Wakayama Prefecture, Awashima Island, Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture


Interstrital in gravels and rocks with upwelling freshwater.

Conservation Status


Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Ikeda, Y., Tamada, K. and Hirashima, K. Journal Article 2019 Luciogobius yubai, a new species of gobioid fish (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Japan
Koreeda, R., Shimizu, N. and Motomura, H. Journal Article 2020 Southernmost records of Luciogobius yubai (Gobiidae) from Kagoshima Bay, Japan, with ecological notes