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Tridentiger trigonocephalus (Striped tripletooth goby; Chameleon goby)

Synonyms: Triaenophorus trigonocephalus
Language: Japanese; Korean; Mandarin Chinese; Russian; Vietnamese

Wikipedia Abstract

The chameleon goby (Tridentiger trigonocephalus) is a species of ray-finned fish native to marine and brackish waters along the coasts of eastern Asia. It has also spread to other parts of the world where it is found in waters with varying degrees of salinity.
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Invasive Species

Treidentiger trigonocephalus (the chameleon goby) is a native fish of Asia which is spread through ship ballast water or via eggs laid on hulls. It has established in California and Australia where it has been introduced. The main impact of this species is thought to be competition with native species.
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Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Sacramento - San Joaquin United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Southern California Coastal - Baja California Mexico, United States Nearctic Xeric Freshwaters and Endorheic Basins    

Prey / Diet

Caprella kroyeri[1]
Caprella tsugarensis[1]
Platynereis bicanaliculata[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Ditrema temminckii temminckii (Temminck's surfperch)2
Hippocampus mohnikei (Japanese seahorse)1
Sillago japonica (Japanese sillago)1


Parasitized by 
Micracanthorhynchina dakusuiensis[2]
Micracanthorhynchus dakusuiensis <Unverified Name>[2]


America, North - Inland waters; Amur; Asia - Inland waters; Asia: Eastern Siberia, China, Korea and Japan.; Australia; China; East Central Australian Shelf; Europe - Inland waters; Hong Kong; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Nearctic; Oceania - Inland waters; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southwest; Palearctic; Russian Federation; South China Sea; Taiwan; USA (contiguous states);

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Partitioning of food resources among Sillago japonica, Ditremma temmincki, Tridentiger trigonocephalus, Hippocampus japonicus and Petroscirtes breviceps in an eelgrass, Zostera marina, bed, Seok Nam Kwak, Sung-Hoi Huh & David W. Klumpp, Environmental Biology of Fishes 71: 353–364, 2004.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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