Stiphodon genus of the Goby

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Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Post by fishguy122 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:56 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Post by ChimpyOne » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:43 am

What an entertaining and informational thread. Odyssey, thanks so much for sharing! :D
Does anyone by chance know if female Stiphodon are being imported to the US? I can only find males, but I am very interested in trying to breed stiphodon through replicating the stream to sea to stream life cycle.
I have 4 male Stiphodon I believe to be Semoni, they seem to be getting pretty territorial. Has anyone experienced problems with male-male aggresion?
Tyrano, have you had any difficulties with keeping only male Stiphodon?

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Re: Stiphodon male-male aggresion

Post by odyssey » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:48 pm

Hi ChimpyOne!

I recognize that the fight between males of the Stiphodon genus does not have any problem.
The dorsal fin crumbles by fighting each other, but is recovered immediately.
If the order of their strength and weakness is settled, their fights will decrease.
Male's fight is a natural action for them, and it is possible to see in the natural stream.

Youtube video clip of fighting scene of Stiphodon percnopterygionus.
https://youtu.be/P42hIH16PPg

I think that it's the pleasure in keeping Stiphodon genus to be able to observe alga grazing, courtship behavior, male's fight and color change.

S.percnopterygionus vs S.percnopterygionus
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S.ornatus vs S.semoni
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S.ornatus vs S.maculidorasalis
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S.machlidorasalis vs S.semoni
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By the way,because I found very splendid watercolor paintings of Stiphodon genus recently,
I would like to introduce it.
http://uonofu.sblo.jp/article/115028609.html

He draws the Rhinogobius genus, and this is splendid, too.
http://uonofu.sblo.jp/article/83150657.html

Because I was inspired by his wonderful illustrations so I also made tiling Stiphodon genus photos.
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Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Post by mikev » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:49 am

Great reference!

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Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Post by ChimpyOne » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:51 pm

Thanks Odyssey and once again beautiful pictures! I know you mentioned earlier in the thread that some stiphodon species will absolutely only eat algae while others will try other foods occasionally. I can't remember if you had this already but I saw my stiphodon semoni slurping up some frozen blood worms. I tried to get a picture with the worm in his mouth, but he hid!
When one stiphodon male sits on top of another male does this show dominance?

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Stiphodon in the river in islands of Okinawa in Japan

Post by odyssey » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:34 am

Hi ChimpyOne!

There is not conviction what a word your "dominance" means.
A lot of kinds of the gobioid are the habits that the male brings up the egg.
Even if goby's male makes the harem like mammal's male, the male cannot bring up two or more female eggs.
It is no use of making the harem though they struggle and fight over the partner female.


Hi everyone!
I was able to have met a lot of Stiphodon in the river in islands of Okinawa in Japan last December.
Okinawa is the subtropics climate in islands in the south end of Japan.
Many fish have been carried from the tropics by the Kuroshio Current.

Stiphodon percnopterygionus
Video clips in Youtube.
https://youtu.be/W92U1H_7cHU
https://youtu.be/4n0dJbwJMyI
https://youtu.be/sdzVX9fHTac
https://youtu.be/-0cjywF7IK8

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Stiphodon atropurpureus
https://youtu.be/4qTIOiOo5jU

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S.atropurpureus and S.alcedo
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Stiphodon alcedo
https://youtu.be/8k_Q-x_Wmk8
https://youtu.be/xyk4luE8Udg

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S.percnopterygionus, S.atropurpureus and S.alcedo
https://youtu.be/b4JtitOh1xY

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Stiphodon imperiorientis
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Sicyopus zosterophorum
https://youtu.be/10ht7xSfdts
https://youtu.be/OUKfc9JTDD0

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Sicyopus leprurus
https://youtu.be/10ht7xSfdts
https://youtu.be/3w3wmhRZrbQ

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Lentipes armatus
https://youtu.be/jt_AdchN0Cc
https://youtu.be/gMlQeisKRFk

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:D By the way, I will travel to Cairns in Australia in May.
Could anyone inform me of the situation of the river near Cairns? :?:
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Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Post by shuwae » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:21 pm

Wonderful photos and videos of the gobies in their habitat! Thanks for sharing.

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Australian Stiphodon

Post by odyssey » Tue May 26, 2015 9:11 am

Hi, everyone!
I have traveled to Cairns in Australia and have visited at several rivers this month.
I was able to see an objective fish class in a certain beautiful river.

The following are scenes of the river which I visited.
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I'm convinced that these are a male of Stiphodon atratus.
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I think these are a female of Stiphodon atratus.
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When I investigated a pictures thoroughly later I found a slightly different individual in females.
This female black bar spreads and does a burr more.
It is known that Stiphodon semoni also inhabit in this area.
Such patterned feature is corresponding to the female of Stiphodon semoni.
Though I was not able to find a male of S.semoni, this female may be S.semoni.
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Fortunately I was able to see Stiphodon rutilaureus, too.
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Below is the other fish which live in this river. I'm not conversant with a rainbow fish, so I don't know name of a species.
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Video clips of Australian Stiphodon

Post by odyssey » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:49 pm

Hi !
Below is additional information.
Video clips of Australian Stiphodon were uploaded to Youtube, so I would like to share it here.

Video clips in Youtube

(1)Stiphodon atratus (1/2)
https://youtu.be/vrsDIaigvfA

(2)Stiphodon atratus (2/2)
https://youtu.be/5tesAIb6w14

(3)Stiphodon rutilaureus
https://youtu.be/kCfVLVK-TBw

(4)The other fish
https://youtu.be/Hg-gmjj_Chk
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Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Post by Maarten B » Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:00 am

Amazing work. Is this your job? Must be a lot of fun doing this.
As said before, wonderful photos and comments. I also loved seeing the snowmonkeys and the shinkansen and the views and ofcourse the fish. Hope to visit Japan some day.

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Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Post by odyssey » Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:05 am

Hi Maarten!

Thanks for the comment.
Maarten B wrote:Amazing work. Is this your job? Must be a lot of fun doing this.
As said before, wonderful photos and comments. I also loved seeing the snowmonkeys and the shinkansen and the views and ofcourse the fish. Hope to visit Japan some day.
Photography is just a hobby.
It is the link to the photograph of a snow monkey using iphone.
http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/07/incr ... an-iphone/

While a male of S.atratus was courting a female, its body became black and its face became blue.
However, its color has faded away immediately.
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Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Post by NancyD » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:35 pm

Wow, more amazing pics! Thank you so much!
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Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Post by sj861008 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:23 pm

hi odyssey,i am come from china ,I would like to ask you a few questions:
1、We have a large group of fans goby, admire already a long time for you!
2、i would like to know The difference between the stiphodon atratus and stiphodon rutilaureus?
3、i really want some pictures about stiphodon imperiorientis,can you post more?
4、What do you usually browse web query about goby?
thank you very much!!!

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Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Post by odyssey » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:17 am

Hi NancyD!
Thank you for the comment.

Hi sj861008 !
Nice to meet you.
2、i would like to know The difference between the stiphodon atratus and stiphodon rutilaureus?
3、i really want some pictures about stiphodon imperiorientis,can you post more?
4、What do you usually browse web query about goby?
A2.
The male appearance of S.rutilaureus is totally different from S.atratus.
It is easy to distinguish both.
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In fact the male of S.ornatus resembles S.atratus very much.
It may be difficult to distinguish both by the information except the habitation area.

A3.
Unfortunately I do not yet have a good picture of stiphodon imperiorientis.
Google images site has a lot of splendid photographs of S. imperiorientis.
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E3%8 ... 58#imgrc=_

A4.
I often check new Stiphodon images by image search of Google.
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Re: Stiphodon genus of the Goby

Post by sj861008 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:48 pm

Hi odyssey,thank you very much !
but I still have a question :It belongs to what species in these picture ?
http://photo.blog.sina.com.cn/photo/535 ... V0zzegyf6b

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