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Rhyacichthyidae

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The Rhyacichthyidae or loach gobies are a small family of perciform fish in two genera. The three species all inhabit rivers and streams, often with fast flow. R. aspro is widespread in Western Pacific region (China and Japan to New Guinea and the Solomons), but the two remaining species are restricted to New Caledonia and Vanuatu.[2][3] Little is known about their breeding behavior, but the eggs or larvae float down into the sea where the young grow up, only to later return to the adult river and stream habitat.[4] They are fairly small fish, no more than 25 cm (10 in) in standard length.[2][3]

Species

References

  1. ^ Richard van der Laan; William N. Eschmeyer & Ronald Fricke (2014). "Family-group names of Recent fishes". Zootaxa. 3882 (2): 001–230.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Species of Protogobius in FishBase. March 2019 version.
  3. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Species of Rhyacichthys in FishBase. March 2019 version.
  4. ^ Tabouret, H.; M. Tomadin; L. Taillebois; M. Iida; C. Lord; C. Pécheyran; P. Keith (2014). "Amphidromy and marine larval phase of ancestral gobioids Rhyacichthys guilberti and Protogobius attiti (Teleostei: Rhyacichthyidae)". Marine and Freshwater Research. 65 (776–783). doi:10.1071/MF13146.
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Rhyacichthyidae: Brief Summary

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The Rhyacichthyidae or loach gobies are a small family of perciform fish in two genera. The three species all inhabit rivers and streams, often with fast flow. R. aspro is widespread in Western Pacific region (China and Japan to New Guinea and the Solomons), but the two remaining species are restricted to New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Little is known about their breeding behavior, but the eggs or larvae float down into the sea where the young grow up, only to later return to the adult river and stream habitat. They are fairly small fish, no more than 25 cm (10 in) in standard length.

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