Animal Species:Decorated Sandgoby, Istigobius decoratus (Herre, 1927)
The Decorated Sandgoby is pale or sandy-coloured with a series of spots and dashes along the sides of the body. The species lives in marine waters, usually on sand, in depths of 1 m to 20 m.
Standard Common Name
The Decorated Sandgoby is pale or sandy-coloured with a series of spots and dashes along the sides of the body.
The species grows to 12 cm in length.
The species has a widespread distribution throughout much of the Indo-West Pacific.
In Australia it is recorded from the central coast of Western Australia, around the north of the country and south to northern 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
The species lives in marine waters, usually on sand, in depths of 1 m to 20 m.
- Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
- 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