Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).
  • Larson, H.K. 2001 A revision of the gobiid fish genus Mugilogobius (Teleostei: Gobioidei), and its systematic placement. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. (Suppl. No. 62):1-233. (Ref. 43716)
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Distribution

Range Description

The species is known from Indonesia (Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan; Kottelat et al. 1993) and Thailand (Bangkok and Surathani; Monkolprasit et al. 1997).
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Indonesia.
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Asia: Java, Sumatra, Borneo.
  • Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo 1993 Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p. (Ref. 7050)
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

3.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050))
  • Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo 1993 Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p. (Ref. 7050)
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The species is known from the lower parts of rivers, coastal areas, and mangroves; areas with heavy vegetation and slow flows. There is no information available on the species ecology.

Systems
  • Freshwater
  • Marine
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Environment

demersal; freshwater; brackish
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Diseases and Parasites

Trematoda Disease. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Bassleer, G. 2003 The new ilustrated guide to fish diseases in ornamental tropical and pond fish. Bassleer Biofish, Stationstraat 130, 2235 Westmeerbeek, Belgium, 1st Edition, 232p. (Ref. 48502)
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Metacercaria Infection (Flatworms). Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Bassleer, G. 2003 The new ilustrated guide to fish diseases in ornamental tropical and pond fish. Bassleer Biofish, Stationstraat 130, 2235 Westmeerbeek, Belgium, 1st Edition, 232p. (Ref. 48502)
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Fin-rot Disease (late stage). Bacterial diseases
  • Bassleer, G. 1997 Color guide of tropical fish diseases: on freshwater fish. Bassleer Biofish, Westmeerbeek, Belgium. 272 p. (Ref. 41805)
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Fin Rot (early stage). Bacterial diseases
  • Bassleer, G. 1997 Color guide of tropical fish diseases: on freshwater fish. Bassleer Biofish, Westmeerbeek, Belgium. 272 p. (Ref. 41805)
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Bacterial Infections (general). Bacterial diseases
  • Bassleer, G. 1997 Color guide of tropical fish diseases: on freshwater fish. Bassleer Biofish, Westmeerbeek, Belgium. 272 p. (Ref. 41805)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

A cave-brooder.
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
Huckstorf, V.

Reviewer/s
Freyhof, J. & Allen, D.

Contributor/s

Justification
The species has been assessed as Data Deficient, due to a lack of information regarding species' distribution, population trends, or direct threats to this species.
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Population

Population
There is no information available on the species population.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
No information available on the threats to the species.
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Data deficient (DD)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not known if there are any conservation measures in place. The species is in need of research to confirm its full distribution.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
  • Mills, D. and G. Vevers 1989 The Tetra encyclopedia of freshwater tropical aquarium fishes. Tetra Press, New Jersey. 208 p. (Ref. 7020)
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Wikipedia

Bumblebee fish

Brachygobius xanthozonus, the Bumblebee fish, is a species of fresh and brackish water goby native to Thailand and Indonesia. This species can reach a length of 3.8 centimetres (1.5 in) SL.[2]

Taxonomy[edit source | edit]

Brachygobius xanthozona is distinct from many of the other species in the genus Brachygobius and has been placed by some ichthyologists in the genus Hypogymnogobius.[3] It is very rare in the wild, and has not been imported as an aquarium fish, despite the widespread use of the name in the aquarium literature.[3]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ Huckstorf, V. 2012. Brachygobius xanthozonus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 04 August 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Brachygobius xanthozona" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  3. ^ a b Neale (2006). "Naomi Delventhal in Monk". Brackish Water Fishes (TFH Publishing). pp. 131–132. ISBN 0-7938-0564-3. 
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