Eastern Longfin Goby Click to enlarge image
An Eastern Longfin-goby at a depth of 2 m, Tuross Estuary, southern coast of New South Wales, February 2004. Image: Dave Harasti
© Dave Harasti

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    lentiginosus
    Genus
    Favonigobius
    Family
    Gobiidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to 9 cm in length.

Introduction

The Eastern Longfin-goby can be recognised by its colouration. It is sandy brown above and pale below. The species occurs in tropical and temperate marine waters of Australia and New Zealand.

Identification

The Eastern Longfin-goby can be recognised by its colouration. It is sandy brown above and pale below. There are many thin white bars and about five dark brown bars on the sides of the body. Brown diagonal lines cross the head.

Distribution

It occurs in tropical and temperate marine waters of Australia and New Zealand.

In Australia the Eastern Longfin-goby is known from the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland south to the southern coast of 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.



References

  1. Hoese D.F & H.K. Larson. in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 1994. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. State Print, Adelaide. Pp. 992.
  2. Paulin, C., Stewart, A., Roberts, C. & P. McMillan. 1989. New Zealand fish: a complete guide. National Museum of New Zealand Miscellaneous Series 19. Pp. 279.