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Glossogobius giuris (Whitegoby; Tank goby; Goby; Gangetic tank goby; Fresh water goby; Flat-headed goby; Flathead goby; Bar-eyed goby; Bar eyed goby)

Synonyms: Acentrogobius giuris; Awaous gutum; Euctenogobius striatus; Glossigobius giuris; Glossogabius giuris; Glossogobius giuris giuris; Glossogobius giurus; Glossogobius guirus; Glossogobius gutum; Glossogobius tenuiformis; Gobius catebus; Gobius giuris; Gobius giurus; Gobius grandidieri; Gobius grandidierii; Gobius gutum; Gobius kora; Gobius kurpah; Gobius phaiospilosoma; Gobius phiopsilosoma; Gobius russelii; Gobius russelli; Gobius spectabilis; Gobius sublitus
Language: Afrikaans; Andamanese; Bengali; Bikol; Bunuba; Cantonese; Finnish; French; German; Giryama; Ilokano; Javanese; Kannada; Kapampangan; Khmer; Konkani; Kuyunon; Laotian; Makassarese; Malay; Malayalam; Mandarin Chinese; Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug; Marathi; Nepali; Ngarinyin; Nyikina; Oriya; Pangasinan; Persian; Pokomo; Punjabi; Sinhalese; Surigaonon; Tagalog; Tamil; Telugu; Thai; Vietnamese; Visayan; Walmajarri

Wikipedia Abstract

Glossogobius giuris, the tank goby, is a species of goby native to fresh, marine and brackish waters from the Red Sea and East Africa through South Asia and the Indian Ocean to China, Australia and the islands of the Pacific Ocean. This species can also be found in the aquarium trade.
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Migration [1]  Amphidromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve 123722 Viet Nam  
Indravati Tiger Reserve   Chhattishgarh, India      
Kora National Park II 409762 Kenya
Kruger National Park II 4718115 Mpumalanga, South Africa
Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve   Mpumalanga, South Africa  
Kudremukh National Park II 202772 Karnataka, India  
Mlawula Nature Reserve IV 46444 Swaziland  
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve 1364022 India  
Prince Regent River Nature Reserve Ia 1428602 Western Australia, Australia  
Sanjay Gandhi National Park II 439343 Maharashtra, India
Shankou Mangrove Wetland Reserve 19768 Guangxi, China  
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia
Sunderban National Park 261613 India  
Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary IV 51099 Maharashtra, India  

Prey / Diet

Chanos chanos (Bandang)[2]


Channa punctata (Spotted snakehead)[2]


Parasitized by 
Acanthogyrus giuris[3]
Allocreadium glossogobium <Unverified Name>[3]
Allocreadium ovatum <Unverified Name>[3]
Azygia pristipomai[3]
Brentisentis uncinus[3]
Carneophallus brevicaeca <Unverified Name>[3]
Centrocestus caninus[3]
Cleaveius longirostris[3]
Dactylogyrus glossogobii[3]
Dactylogyrus jubbstrema[3]
Dactylogyrus lali[3]
Dactylogyrus pharyngocephalus[3]
Dactylogyrus soni[3]
Echinochasmus novalichesensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Echinorhynchus kushiroensis[3]
Elytrophallus skrjabini[3]
Erilepturus lemeriensis[3]
Genarchopsis goppo[3]
Gnathostoma spinigerum <Unverified Name>[3]
Gorgorhynchus satoi[3]
Haplorchis pumilio[3]
Haplorchis yokogawai[3]
Heterophyes nocens[3]
Opegaster beliyai[3]
Opegaster minima <Unverified Name>[3]
Orientocreadium batrachoides[3]
Paramazocraes guptai <Unverified Name>[3]
Philometra abdominalis <Unverified Name>[3]
Phyllodistomum folium[3]
Posthodiplostomum grayii <Unverified Name>[3]
Procerovum calderoni[3]
Prosorhynchus crucibulum[3]
Rhabdochona singhi <Unverified Name>[3]
Siphoderina microvata[3]
Tetracotyle glossogobii <Unverified Name>[3]
Vesicocoelium solenophagum[3]

Range Map

Africa to Oceania: Red Sea and East Africa and most inland freshwater bodies over the Indian Ocean and western Pacific. Common in coastal and estuarine waters from austral Africa and Madagascar to India and south of China.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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