Gobiopterus chuno

5. June 2020

The glass goby, Gobiopterus chuno, is a fascinating small fish (2-3 cm), which was originally described from the estuaries of the Ganges. Now we have received glass gobies from Thailand under the name G. chuno; they look slightly different from those we know from India (see https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archives/gobiopterus_chuno_en/); it may be G. brachypterus, a species originally described from Java, but also found in Sri Lanka. There are other Gobiopterus species in the Philippines, China, Australia, New Guinea and the Nicobar Islands, but there is no current revision known that would allow to distinguish these species. We therefore keep the name G. chuno for our current imports. The photos to this post show animals from Thailand.

For our customers: the animals have code 418133 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer