Animal Species:Zebra Dartgoby, Ptereleotris zebra (Fowler, 1938)
The Zebra Dartgoby can be recognised by its colouration. It occurs throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific.
Standard Common Name
Zebra Dartfish, Zebra Hovergoby
The Zebra Dartgoby has an elongate body with about twenty narrow orange to pink bars edged with blue or purple on the sides of the body. It has a fleshy chin barbel.
The species grows to 12 cm in length.
This species occurs throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific. In Australia it is recorded from offshore coral reefs of north-western Australia and from northern Queensland to Sydney, 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
- Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
- Myers, R.F. 1999. Micronesian Reef Fishes. Coral Graphics. Pp. 330.
- Nelson, J.S., 1994. Fishes of the World, third edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Pp: 600.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology