Image: Crab-eye Goby, Signigobius biocellatus

Crab-eye Goby, Signigobius biocellatus

A Crab-eye Goby at a depth of 26 m, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, 21 October 2008.

Erik Schlögl
© Erik Schlögl


The species has also been called the Four-eyed Goby, Signal Goby and Twinspot Goby.

It occurs in inshore coral reef waters.  In Australia it has been recorded from the waters of north-western Western Australia and north-eastern Queensland.

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.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Gobiidae, Crab-eye Goby, Signigobius biocellatus, mottled brown, white, 'normal fish', < 10 cm, blotches/mottled, soft substrate (sand), marine, brown and orange blotches, black pelvic fins, eye spots on dorsal fins,