Animal Species:Blackspotted Sandgoby, Istigobius nigroocellatus (Günther, 1873)

The Blackspotted Sandgoby is a small bottom dwelling species that occurs in tropical waters and some warm temperate waters of Australia.

Blackspotted Sandgoby, Istigobius nigroocellatus

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Standard Common Name

Blackspotted Sandgoby

Alternative Name/s

Black-spotted Goby

Distribution

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Istigobius nigroocellatus

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Blackspotted Sandgoby specimens in the Australian Museum.

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Classification

Species:
nigroocellatus
Genus:
Istigobius
Family:
Gobiidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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References

  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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