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 In this Pages, It is introduced about the principal species of Japanese freshwater gobies, "Bouzu-Haze"s,  "Yoshinobori"s and so on.

Japanese word "Haze" means goby and gudgeon.  "Bouzu" means a priest itself or a close-cropped head.  Then, "Bouzu-Haze" means the gobies which do not like meat foods (like to eat greens) or which have round head.

The word "Yoshi" means a reed.  "Nobori" means a climber.   Then, "Yoshinobori" means the gobies which often climbs a vertical cliff (like a reed stalk).


* "Bouzu-Haze" kind (Sicyopterus )  * "Yoshinobori" kind (Rhinogobius )
  Bouzu-Haze     Gokuraku - Haze
  Ruri Bouzu-Haze     Shima Yoshinobori
  Foreign Ruri Bouzu-Haze     Kawa Yoshinobori
  Mountain Rock Goby     Ruri Yoshinobori
      Tou Yoshinobori(some Groups)
* "Aka-Bouzu-Haze" kind (Sicyopus )     Oh Yoshinobori
  Aka Bouzu-haze          Hira Yoshinobori  NEW !!
  Kaeru-haze     Kuro Yoshinobori  
  Ripstick Goby     Kibara Yoshinobori  
      Aya Yoshinobori 
* "Yoroi-Bouzu-Haze" kind (Lentipes )     Aobara Yoshinobori
  Yoroi Bouzu-Haze      Yoshinobori from Taiwan    
  Indonesian Yoroi Bouzu-Haze     Chinese Yoshinobori(1)
      Chinese Yoshinobori(2) 
* "Nanyou-Bouzu-Haze" Kind (Stiphodon )    
  Nan-you Bouzu-Haze        
  Hayase Bouzu-haze        * "Chichibu" Kind (Tridentiger )
  Konteri Bouzu-haze          Nagano-Gori
  Blue-Moon Bouzu-Haze         Numa Chichibu 
  Orange-fin Bouzu-Haze  
  Niji-iro Bouzu-Haze    
  Bouzu-Haze from Saipan    * "Uki-Gori" Kind (Gymnogobius )
  Bouzu-Haze from New-Caledonia            Ukigori    
       Shima Ukigori
* "American-Bouzu-Haze" Kind (Sicydium )        Sumi Ukigori
  North and South American Bouzu-Haze  
      * Others, Foreign Goby species
* Gudgeon kind           Hina - Haze     
   Tametomo-Haze           Tanekawa - Haze       
   Tanago-Modoki           Minami-Haze from Saipan
   Peacock Gudgeon           Eso-Haze sp.  
   Pastel Gudgeon  
   Crazy Fish  
   Ecuador Gudgeon  
   Australian Gudgeon  
   Purple Spot Gudgeon  
   Red Spot Gudgeon  


The references which was helpful to me in creating this pictorial pages. 

平凡社 「決定版 日本のハゼ」 瀬能 宏 監修、鈴木寿之・渋川浩一 解説
山と渓谷社 「山渓カラー名鑑 日本の淡水魚」 川那部浩哉・水野信彦 編・監修
保育社  川と湖の魚 ①・② 川那部浩哉・水野信彦 共著
むぎ社 おきなわの川 幸地良仁 著
沖縄出版 沖縄の川魚 幸地良仁 著

  日本淡水魚類愛護会 (管理者 : 西村さん)

Mukai's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GOBY (管理者 : 向井さん)

Mudskipper World (管理者 : ゆうさん)


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