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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Sicydiinae
Genus: Stiphodon
M. C. W. Weber, 1895
Type species
Stiphodon semoni
M. C. W. Weber, 1895

Vailima Jordan & Seale, 1906

Stiphodon is a genus of freshwater gobies. They inhabit swift, clear streams close to the sea and are found in large parts of Asia and Oceania. Many of the 30 currently recognized species have extremely restricted distributions on single islands or even single streams. the fish lives in Indonesia, Japan, Australia, New Caledonia, Samoa, Palau, French Polynesia, China, Cook Islands, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Micronesia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Wallis and Futuna, Northern Mariana Islands, Papua New Guinea and Philippines.

These are small gobies with bodies squarish in cross section. A female of S. multisquamus with a standard length of 60.4 mm is the largest Stiphodon individual on record.[1]


There are currently 35 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b Maeda, K., Tran Hau Duc & Tan, H.H. (2015): Discovery of a substantial continental population of the subfamily Sicydiinae (Gobioidei: Gobiidae) from Vietnam: Taxonomic revision of the genus Stiphodon from the western South China Sea. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 63: 246–258.
  2. ^ Keith, P. & Hadiaty, R.K. (2015): Stiphodon annieae, a new species of freshwater goby from Indonesia (Gobiidae). Cybium, 38 (4): 267-272.
  3. ^ Maeda, K. & Tan, H.H. (2013): (Gobiidae: Sicydiinae) from western Sumatra, with description of a new species.StiphodonReview of Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61 (2): 749–761.
  4. ^ Maeda, K. (2013): Stiphodon niraikanaiensis, a new species of sicydiine goby from Okinawa Island (Gobiidae: Sicydiinae). Ichthyological Research, 61 (2): 99-107.
  5. ^ Maeda, K. & Palla, H.P. (2015). from Palawan, Philippines (Gobiidae: Sicydiinae)"Stiphodon"A new species of the genus (PDF). Zootaxa, 4018 (3): 381–395. 
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