(Glossogobius giuris) is a freshwater fish native to Mainit Lake. It is called “biya” in Tagalog and “white goby or tank goby” in English. The term “pidjanga” is also sometimes fondly used to refer to the Mainitnons, the people of the Municipality of Mainit, a town in Southern Philippines. This blog hopes to capture potentials of Migrants Pidjangas for the Development of our Town by attempting to document development issues, folk stories, and current concerns, about the Pidjanga — both the fish and the people.

The Pidjanga

Mainit Lake's Pidjanga
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Glossogobius giuris (Tank goby)
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Order: Perciformes (perch-like fish)
Family: Gobiidae (gobies)
Scientific Name: Glossogobius giuris
Other Scientific Name(s):Gobius giurus, Awaous gutum, Gobius giuris, Glossogobius giurus, Gobius gutum, Gobius platycephalus, Gobius spectabilis, Euctenogobius striatus, Gobius grandidieri, Gobius striatus, Glossogobius tenuiformis
Common Name: Tank goby
Africa to Oceania: Red Sea and East Africa and most inland freshwater bodies over the Indian Ocean and western Pacific.

Aug 10, 2005



Anonymous said...

Pidjanga indeed!

che said...

nkakamiss kumain ng pijanga...
y man inin c mader waya nman ako pdad-i nan buyad na pijanga???
uno anhi mahal kuno??(an pijanga o package???)....hmmmmm....
f i know tag unay ra nila an ila tag promised sa ako...joke!

Anonymous said...

uno sab jaon imo picture nan pidjanga... amo ra man ton nan ranger.. pidjanga sa higad dli man kon sa lawod... alisdi nan picture nan jaon panon na pidjanga para ganahan an magtan-aw....

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