Purple Eelgoby, <i>Taenioides purpurascens</i> Click to enlarge image
I.46350-001 - Taenioides purpurascens Image: Shane Ahyong
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

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

Introduction

The eel gobies can be recognised by their elongate, scaleless body, tiny eyes, upturned mouths, and long-based dorsal and anal fins.



Identification



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.
  2. McCulloch, A.R., 1922. Check list of the Fishes and Fish-Like Animals of New South Wales. Royal Zoological Society of NSW. Pp. i-XXvi, 1-104, Pl. i-xliii.