Animal Species:Crested Oyster Goby, Cryptocentroides gobioides (Ogilby, 1886)
The species is endemic to Australia, usually found on muddy bottoms or under rocks in estuaries and inshore waters along the east coast.
The Crested Oyster Goby is an elongate fish that has a pronounced dorsal ridge on the head and bulbous ‘cheeks’. It is grey, brown or black (males are usually darker than females) with red and blue bands and spots.
It grows to about 10 cm in length.
The species is endemic to Australia, occurring from northern Queensland to southern New South Wales.
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.
Distribution by collection data
It is usually found on muddy bottoms or under rocks in estuaries and inshore waters.
- 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. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.