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Taxonavigation: Gobioidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Gobiaria
Ordo: Gobiiformes
Subordo: Gobioidei

Familia: Oxudercidae
Subfamilia: Sicydiinae
Genus: Akihito
Species: A. futuna – A. vanuatu


Akihito Watson, Keith & Marquet, 2007: 342

  • Type species: Akihito vanuatu ♂ Watson, Keith & Marquet, 2007. Type by original designation (also monotypic).
  • Etymology: Akihito: named after Japanese Emperor Akihito for his many contributions to goby systematics and phylogenetic research.


  • Watson, R. E., Keith, P., & Marquet, G. (2007). Akihito vanuatu, a new genus and new species of freshwater goby (Sicydiinae) from the South Pacific. Cybium 31 (3): 341–349.
  • Keith, P., Lord, C., Lorion, J., Watanabe, S., Tsukamoto, K., Couloux, A., & Dettai, A. (2011). Phylogeny and biogeography of Sicydiinae (Teleostei: Gobiidae) inferred from mitochonrdrial and nuclear genes. Marine Biology 158 (2): 311–326.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Akihito's Gobies
中文: 明仁虾虎鱼属