Mugilogobius amadi (Weber, 1913:211-212)

Poso bungu, bungu hitam (Larson, 2001:97)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Gobius amadi Weber, 1913 (original combination); Weberogobius amadi (Weber, 1913); Muglogobius amadi (Weber, 1913) (used by Nasution, 2017:343)


Originally described as Gobius amadi (Weber, 1913), the species was transferred (as type species) to the newly erected genus Weberogobius by (Koumans, 1953). Considered under Mugilogobius by (Larson, 2001).


Conservation Status


Last record: 1985 (Whitten et al., 1987)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Lake Poso (=Posso Lake), Sulawesi, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology




Lectotype: "ZMA 112.664, 1(122), Lake Poso, Sulawesi, Indonesia, E.C. Abendanon, 1909." (Larson, 2001:94)


Paralectotypes: "Indonesia: Sulawesi: ZMA 121.293, 8(93-124), same data as lectotype; RMNH 14365, 1(111), same data as lectotype." (Larson, 2001:94)


Other Material:

"ZMH 7579, 11(60-88), Lake Poso, Sulawesi Selatan, M. Brembach, 1978; CMK 5774, 4(69-84), same data as preceding." (Larson, 2001:94)






Original scientific description:

Weber, M. (1913). Neue Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Süsswasserfische von Celebes. Ergebnisse einer Reise von E.C. Abendanon in Celebes. Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde 1913: 197-213.


Other references:

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Harrison, I.J. and Stiassny, M.L.J. 1999. The Quiet Crisis. A preliminary listing of the freshwater fishes of the world that are Extinct or “Missing in Action". In: R.D.E. MacPhee (ed.) Extinctions in Near Time, pp. 271-331. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York.

Hoese, D. F. and Winterbottom, R. (1979). A new species of Lioteres (Pisces, Gobiidae) from Kwazulu, with a revised checklist of South African gobies and comments on the generic relationships and endemism of western Indian Ocean gobioids. Life Sciences Occasional Paper No. 31: 1-13.

IUCN. 1990. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Kottelat,M. (1990a). Synopsis of the endangered buntingi (Osteichthyes: Adrianichthyidae and Oryziidae) of Lake Poso,Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, with new reproductive guild and description of three new species. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 1: 49-67.

Kottelat, M. (1990b). The ricefishes (Oryziidae) of the Malili Lakes, Sulawesi, Indonesia, with description of a new species. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 1: 151-166.

Kottelat, M. (1996). Weberogobius amadi. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 09 July 2011.

Kottelat, M., Whitten, A. J., Kartikasari, S. N. and Wirjoatmodjo, S. (1993). Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 pp.

Koumans, F. P. (1953). Gobioidea. In: Weber, M. and Beaufort, L. F. de (eds.). The Fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Leiden, Netherlands: E.J. Brill. pp 423.

Larson, Helen K. (2001). A revision of the gobiid fish genus Mugilogobius (Teleostei: Gobioidei), and its systematic placement. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement No. 62: 1-233.

Larson, Helen K. et al. (2014). Mugilogobius hitam, a new species of freshwater goby (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Gobiidae) from Lake Towuti, central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 62: 718-725.

Larson, Helen K. and Kottelat, M. (1992). A new species of Mugilogobius (Pisces: Gobiidae) from Lake Matano, central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 3(3): 225-234.

Miesen, Friedrich Wilhelm, Droppelmann, Fabian, Hüllen, Sebastian, Hadiaty, Renny Kurnia and Herder, Fabian. (2016). An annotated checklist of the inland fishes of Sulawesi. Bonn Zoological Bulletin 64(2): 77-106.

Miller, P. J. (1987). Affinities, origin and adaptive features of the Australian desert goby Chlamydogobius eremius (Zietz, 1896) (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Journal of Natural History 21: 687-705.

Nasution, Syahroma Husni. (2017). Biodiversity and conservation of endemic fish species in some lakes of Sulawesi, pp. 341-346. In: Miratul Maghfiroh, Aan Dianto, Taofik Jasalesmana, Irma Melati, Octavianto Samir and Riky Kurniawan (eds.). Lake Ecosystem Health and Its Resilience: Diversity and Risks of Extinction PROCEEDINGS of the 16th World Lake Conference. Research Center for Limnology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences.

Nijssen, H., van Tuijl, L. and Isbriicker, I. J. H. (1993). Revised catalogue of the type specimens of recent fishes in the Institute of Taxonomic Zoology (Zoologische Museum), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Bulletin Zoologische Museum 13(18): 211-260.

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