Animal Species:Southern Longfin Goby, Favonigobius lateralis (Macleay, 1881)
The Southern Longfin Goby is a small, bottom-dwelling species that lives on shallow, usually sandy substrates in marine waters of southern Australia.
Standard Common Name
Southern Longfin Goby
Long Finned Goby, Long-finned Goby
The species is mottled above with a pale belly. There are two diagonal lines below the eye and a series of dark spots on the side of the body. A dark, elongated blotch is usually present on the operculum.
It occurs from Victoria and Tasmania across to Western Australia.
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
- Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
- 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.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology