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Taxonavigation: Gobioidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
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: Gobiidae
Subfamilia: Gobiinae
Genus: Mahidolia
Species: M. mystacina


Mahidolia Smith, 1932: 255

Type species: Mahidolia normaniSmith & Koumans, 1932. Type by monotypy.

Type locality: Laem Sing District, Chanthaburi Province, eastern Thailand.

Etymology: Named in honor of Prince Mahidol Adulyadej, was the father of King Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII) and King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) of Thailand.



  • Smith, H.M. 1932. Contributions to the ichthyology of Siam. I. Descriptions of a new genus and three new species of Siamese gobies. Journal of the Siam Society, Natural History Supplement 8(4): 255–262, Pl. 23.
  • Kottelat, M. 1989. Zoogeography of the fishes from Indochinese inland waters with an annotated check-list. Bulletin Zoölogisch Museum, Universiteit van Amsterdam 12(1): 1–55.
  • Sopikul, Suphakrit 2010. Spectrum (The International Newsletter of Mahidol University). Thailand. pp. 9 (Innovation-Research).

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Flagfin prawn goby, Flagfin shrimp goby, Mahidol smiling goby
ไทย: ปลาบู่มหิดล