Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Tridentiger: Greek, tres tria = three + Latin, dens = teeth + Latin, gerere = to carry (Ref. 45335). More on author: Günther.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Brackish; demersal. Temperate
Northwest Pacific: Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong (Ref. 31075) and Vietnam (Ref. 58534). Eastern Central Pacific: Presence in San Francisco Bay, California attributed to ballast-water transport (Ref. 37896).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111256)
soft rays: 10. Snout margin has a series of small barbels extending to the cheek; lower jaw has 2 series of small barbels, 1 along the opercular margin and another along the preopercular margin.
Native to marine and brackish waters in China, Japan and Korea (Ref. 92840).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00474 - 0.01837), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .