Spikefin Goby, Discordipinna griessingeri Click to enlarge image
A Spikefin Goby in an aquarium. The fish was caught at One Tree Island in October 1980. Image: Doug Hoese
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    griessingeri
    Genus
    Discordipinna
    Family
    Gobiidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii

This embedded video shows a Spikefin Goby in an aquarium. The species was described in 1978 by Hoese and Fourmanoir. The standard Australian name for the species is Spikefin Goby not Flaming Prawn Goby as written on the video frame.



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.