Eastern Gobbleguts, Vincentia novaehollandiae Click to enlarge image
An Eastern Gobbleguts at a depth of 10 m, Fly Point, Port Stephens, New South Wales, April 1999. Image: Erik Schlögl
© Erik Schlögl

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    novaehollandiae
    Genus
    Vincentia
    Family
    Apogonidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to 10 cm in length.

Introduction

The Eastern Gobbleguts is brown with pale to dark speckles. It occurs in sheltered marine waters.

Identification

The Eastern Gobbleguts has a large oblique mouth and two separate dorsal fins. It is brown with pale to dark speckles.

Distribution

It occurs in sheltered marine waters from southern Queensland to central 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.



Breeding behaviours

The species is a mouth brooder.

References

  1. Kuiter, R.H. & T. Kozawa. 1999. Fishes of the Indo-West Pacific. Apogonidae. CD Version 1.0 Zoonetics.
  2. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.