Animal Species:Eastern Gobbleguts, Vincentia novaehollandiae (Valenciennes, 1832)

The Eastern Gobbleguts is brown with pale to dark speckles. It occurs in sheltered marine waters.

Eastern Gobbleguts, Vincentia novaehollandiae

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Standard Common Name

Eastern Gobbleguts

Alternative Name/s

Southern Gobbleguts

Identification

The Eastern Gobbleguts has a large oblique mouth and two separate dorsal fins. It is brown with pale to dark speckles.

Size range

The species grows to 10 cm in length.

Distribution

It occurs in sheltered marine waters from southern Queensland to central 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.

Vincentia novaehollandiae

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Eastern Gobbleguts specimens in the Australian Museums.

What does this mean?

Classification

Species:
novaehollandiae
Genus:
Vincentia
Family:
Apogonidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Kuiter, R.H. & T. Kozawa. 1999. Fishes of the Indo-West Pacific. Apogonidae. CD Version 1.0 Zoonetics.
  2. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags Fishes, Eastern Gobbleguts, Ichthyology, Vincentia novaehollandiae, Apogonidae, brown, dots/spots, marine, sheltered water, Southern Gobbleguts, large mouth, oblique mouth, < 10 cm,