In the aquarium hobby we only started in discovering the large diversity of the small freshwater gobies of the genus Rhinogobius
. This time the scientists were faster: 116 species have been described to date already! Sadly the distinguishing features that allow the determination of the species cannot be seen in many cases in live specimens. This does not mean that the different species all look the same, but it is currently almost impossible to apply the correct name on them. Moreover we hardly ever know where the fish have been collected.
We were able to import a new, pretty species under the name of "Rhinogobius chrysanthemum
" via Hongkong. However, this name does not exist at all, it is a mere fiction. You can read more about the Hong Kong Goby R. wui
here. The only about 4 cm long species looks most like Rhinogobius rubromaculatus. So this is the name we used to list the fish on our stock list. For great reading on gobies of the genus Rhinogobius check this article How to keep Rhinogobius gobies
For our customers: the animals have code 453482 on our stock list. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.