Animal Species:Purple Eelgoby, Taenioides purpurascens (De Vis, 1884)

The eel gobies can be recognised by their elongate, scaleless body, tiny eyes, upturned mouths, and long-based dorsal and anal fins.

Standard Common Name

Purple Eelgoby

Alternative Name/s

Smooth 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.

Taenioides purpurascens

Classification

Species:
purpurascens
Genus:
Taenioides
Family:
Gobiidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

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.
  2. McCulloch, A.R., 1922. Check list of the Fishes and Fish-Like Animals of New South Wales. Royal Zoological Society of NSW. Pp. i-XXvi, 1-104, Pl. i-xliii.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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