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Tridentiger barbatus
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Tridentiger barbatus
Taxonomic Group: Fishes


Tridentiger barbatus (Shokihaze Goby; Bearded Goby) is a coastal marine and estuarine fish that have a distinctive beard-like a fringe of short barbels on its head. It is native to japan where it is classified as a near-threatened species. It is introduced in California it is widespread and common in the San Francisco Bay system ranging from the lower Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers to San Pablo Bay in waters between 0.2-28.8 PSU salinity. No impacts have been reported for this goby in California.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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