Akihisa Iwata

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Akihisa Iwata

  • Laboratory of Ecology and Environment, Division of Southeast Asian Area Studies, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University Yoshida, Shimoadachi-cho 46, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan.
  • E-mail: aiwata@asafas.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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  • Iwata, Akihisa (1983) A revision of the cottid fish genus Vellitor. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 30(1): 1-9.
  • Iwata, A., Jeon, S.-R., Mizuno, N. & Choi, K.-C. 1985. A revision of the eleotrid goby genus Odontobutis in Japan, Korea and China. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 31 (4): 373-388. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Iwata, A., Goto, A., Hamada, K. 1985. A review of the Siberian lamprey, Lethenteron kessleri, in Hokkaido, Japan. Bulletin of the Faculty of Fisheries, Hokkaido University, 36 (4): 182–190. (PDF) Zitatseite 


  • Nakabo, Tetsuji, Akihisa Iwata & Yuji Ikeda (1992) New record of Diplogrammus goramensis (Callionymidae) from Japan. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 39(1): 103-106.
  • Akihito, Iwata, K., Sakamoto, K. & Ikeda, Y. 1993. Gobioidei. Pp. 997-1116, 1355-1366 in
  • Nakabo, T. 1993. Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species. Tokai University Press, Tokyo. Zitatseite  Zitatseite 
  • Sakai, H., Akihisa Iwata & S.-R. Jeon (1993) Genetic evidence supporting the existence of three distinct species in the genus Odontobutis (Gobiidae) from Japan and Korea. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 40(1): 61-64.
  • Iwata, Akihisa & T. Hirata (1994) A new gobiid fish, Stonogobiops pentafasciata, from Kashiwajima Island, Kochi Prefecture, Japan. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 41(2): 189-193.
  • Tomonori, H., N. Onishi, W. Hiramatsu & Akihisa Iwata (1994) Notes on Stonogobiops pentafasciata Iwata et Irata, 1994. I. O. P. Diving News 5(10): 6-7.


  • Iwata, Akihisa & S.-R. Jeon (1995) Description of the cephalic sendory canals of Lophiogobius ocellicauda (Perciformes: Gobiidae). Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 42(3/4): 329-333.
  • Hosoya, S., Akihisa Iwata, T. Suzuki, Hiroshi Senou, Kazunari Yano & Tetsuo Yoshino (1996) Notes on Amblyeleotris fontanessi (Gobiidae: Perciformes) from Japan. I. O. P. Diving News 7(12): 2-4.
  • Hirata, T., Yamakawa, T., Iwata, A., Manabe, S., Hiramatsu, W. & Ohnishi, N. 1996. Fish fauna of Kashiwa-jima Island, Kochi Prefecture, Japan. Bulletin of Marine Sciences and Fisheries, Kochi University, 16: 1–177. Zitatseite 
  • Iwata, I., T. Suzuki, Hiroshi Senou, S. Hosoya, Kazunari Yano & Tetsuo Yoshino (1996) Resescription of Amblyeleotris fontanesii (Gobiidae: Perciformes) with the first record from Japan. Ichthyological Research 43(1): 101-109.
  • Ohnishi, N., Akihisa Iwata & W. Hiramatsu (1996) First record of the gobiid fish, Priolepis nocturna, from Japan. Ichthyological Research 43(2): 178-181.
  • Ohnishi, N., Akihisa Iwata & W. Hiramatsu (1997) Antennatus flagellatus (Teleostei: Antennariidae), a new species of frogfish from southern Japan. Ichthyological Research 44(2): 213-217.
  • Shibukawa, Koichi & Akihisa Iwata (1997) First record of the dottyback Pseudochromis striatus from Japan. Ichthyological Research 44(3): 297-301.
  • Yamazaki, Y. & Akihisa Iwata (1997) First record of the Siberian lamprey, Lethenteron kessleri, frm Honshu Island, Japan. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 44(1): 51-55.
  • Iwata, Akihisa, S. Hosoya & Y. Niimura (1998) Echinogobius hayashii, a new genus and species of Gobiidae. Ichthyological Research 45(2): 113-119.
  • Sakai, H., C. Yamamoto & Akihisa Iwata (1998) Genetic divergence, variation and zoogeography of a freshwater goby, Odontobutis obscura. Ichthyological Research 45(4): 363-376.
  • Shibukawa, Koichi & Akihisa Iwata (1998) Siphonogobius nue, a new genus and species of gobiid fish from Japan. Ichthyological Research 45(2): 141-150.
  • Saki, H., T. Tanaka, H. Tsujii, Akihisa Iwata & I. Ikeda (1999) Distribution pattern of two genetically different groups of Odontobutis obscura in the Takatsu River and its vicinity. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 46(2): 109-114.
  • Suzuki, T., Hiroshi Senou, Akihisa Iwata & M. Aizawa (1999) Record of a gobiid fish, Oplopomus carinoides from Japan. I. O. P. Diving News 10(8): 4-7.


  • Akihito, Sakamoto, K., Ikeda, Y. & Iwata, A. 2000. Gobioidei. Pp. 1139-1310, 1606-1628 in
  • Nakabo, T. (ed.) 2000. Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species. 2nd ed. Tokai University Press: Tokyo. Vol. 1: i–lvi + 1–866; Vol. 2: i–vii + 867–1748. Zitatseite  Zitatseite 
  • Aonuma, Y., Akihisa Iwata & Tetsuo Yoshino (2000) A new species of the genus Amblyeleotris (Pisces: Gobiidae) From Japan. Ichthyological Research 47(2): 113-117.
  • Iwata, Akihisa, N. Ohnishi & T. Hirata (2000) Tomiyamichthys alleni: a new species of Gobiidae from Japan and Indonesia. Copeia 2000(3): 771-776.
  • Sugiyama, K., Akihisa Iwata, Hiroshi Senou & Tetsuo Yoshino (2000) First record of a goby, Bathygobius Niger (Perciformes, Gobiidae) from western Pacific, and availability and validity of the scientific name. I. O. P. Diving News 11(9): 2-5.
  • Suzuki, T., Hiroshi Senou, K. Sakamoto, Akihisa Iwata & M. Aizawa (2000) Notes on four species of Oxyurichthys (Perciformes, Gobiidae) collected in Iriomote Island, Ryukyu Islands. I. O. P. Diving News 11(7): 2-6.
  • Suzuki, T., Hiroshi Senou, K. Sakamoto, Akihisa Iwata & M. Aizawa (2000) Record of a gobiid Oxyurichthys mindanensis from Japan, and taxonomic nots on O. ophthalmonema. I. O. P. Diving News 11(8): 2-6.
  • Doi, A., T. Iwata, M. Inoue, H. Miyasaka, M. S. Sabki & S. Nakano (2001) A collection of freshwater fishes from the Rayu Basin of western Sarawak, Malaysia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 49(1): 13-17.
  • Iwata, Akihisa, H. Sakai, Koichi Shibukawa & S.-R. Jeon (2001) Developmental characteristics of a freshwater goby, Micropercops swinhonis, from Korea. Zoological Science 18: 91-97.
  • Iwata, Akihisa, S. Hosoya & Helen K. Larson (2001) Paedogobius kimurai, a new genus and species of goby (Teleostei: gobioidei: Gobiidae) from the west Pacific. Records of the Australian Museum Supplement 53(1): 103-112.
  • Shibukawa, Koichi, Akihisa Iwata & S. Viravong (2001) Terateleotris, a new gobioid fish genus from the Laos (Teleostei, Perciformes), with comments on its relationships. Bulletin of the National Science Museum 27(4): 229-257.
  • Yonezawa, T. & Akihisa Iwata (2001) First record of a gobiid fish Stiphodon surrufus from Yakushima Island, Japan. I. O. P. Diving News 12(9): 2-4.
  • Iwata, A. 2011. Systematics of the Odontobutidae. Chapter 1.4, pp. 61-77, 1 pl. (fig. 1.4.4). In: Patzner, R.A. et al. (eds): The biology of gobies. CRC Press, Science Publishers.
  • Iwata, A. & Sakai, H. 2002. Odontobutis hikimius n. sp.: a new freshwater goby from Japan, with a key to species of the genus. Copeia, 2002 (1): 104-110. Zitatseite 
  • Sakai, H., Akihisa Iwata & H.-K. Byeon (2002) Genetic relationships between Japanese and Korean Odontobutis obscura (Pisces, Odontobutidae). Biogeography, International Journal of Biogeography, Phylogeny, Taxonomy, Ecology, Biodiversity, Evolution, and Conservation Biology. 4: 39-44.


  • Winterbottom, Richard, Akihisa Iwata & T. Kozawa (2005) Vanderhorstia nannai, a new species of burrow-associated goby from Palau and the Philippines. Aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology 9(3): 109-114.
  • Shibukawa, K. & Iwata, A. 2007. Grallenia, a new goby genus from the western Pacific, with descriptions of two new species (Perciformes: Gobiidae: Gobiinae). Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science, (Ser. A) Supplement No. 1: 123-136. Zitatseite 


  • Shibukawa, K. & Iwata, A. 2013. Review of the east Asian gobiid genus Chaeturichthys (Teleostei: Perciformes: Gobioidei), with description of a new species. Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science, (Ser. A) Suppl. #7: 31-55. Zitatseite