Blackspotted Sandgoby, Istigobius nigroocellatus Click to enlarge image
A Blackspotted Sandgoby on a sandy substrate at a depth of 3m, Bowen, Queensland, 8 June 2012. Image: Phil Mercurio
© Phil Mercurio

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    nigroocellatus
    Genus
    Istigobius
    Family
    Gobiidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia

Introduction

The Blackspotted Sandgoby is a small bottom dwelling species that occurs in tropical waters and some warm temperate waters of Australia.

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.



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.