Goldmann's Sandgoby, Istigobius goldmanni (Bleeker 1852)


Other Names: Goldmann's Goby, Goldmann's Sand-goby

Goldmann's Sandgoby, Istigobius goldmanni, at Great Keppel Island, Queensland, March 2017. Source: Ian Shaw / iNaturalist.org. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A pale sandgoby with a prominent black bar across the gill cover, up to 30 dark spots on the nape, a row of paired unfused black spots separated by white spots behind the pectoral fin, four broad dark bands on abdomen, 3-4 rows of black spots on the second dorsal fin, and clear pectoral fins with two small dusky spots on the base. 

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Istigobius goldmanni in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 Sep 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/3057

Goldmann's Sandgoby, Istigobius goldmanni (Bleeker 1852)

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Distribution

Monte Bello Islands and offshore reefs of Western Australia, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, and the northern Great Barrier Reef to at least the Capricorn Group, Southern Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the east-Indo-west-central Pacific.
Inhabits sandy patches among live coral and rubble, in moderately clear and turbid waters.

Features

Dorsal fin VI, 10-11; Anal fin 9-10; Longitudinal scale series 30-32; Vertebrae 26. 
Body depth 4.9-5.6 in SL; predorsal cycloid scales 7-9, trunk ctenoid; upper pectoral fin rays entire. In male, anal fin when appressed reaching almost the caudal fin; appressed 2nd dorsal fin overlapping caudal. Anal and second dorsal fins of female when appressed reaching to within a distance of 2-3 scales of caudal fin.

Species Citation

Gobius goldmanni Bleeker 1852, Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië 3: 167. Type locality: Kupang, West Timor.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Goldmann's Sandgoby, Istigobius goldmanni (Bleeker 1852)

References


Allen, G.R. 1993. Fishes of Ashmore Reef and Cartier Island. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 44: 67-91 

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Bleeker, P. 1852. Bijdrage tot de kennis der ichthyologische fauna van Timor. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië 3: 159-174 

Hernaman, V. & Munday, P.L. 2005. Life-history characteristics of coral reef gobies. II. Mortality rate, mating system and timing of maturation. Marine Ecology Progress Series 290: 223-237.

Koumans, F.P. 1953. The Fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Gobioidea. Leiden : Brill Vol. 10 423 pp. 95 figs. 

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls. 

Masuda, H., Amaoka, K., Araga, C., Uyeno, T. & Yoshino, T. (eds) 1984. The Fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Tokyo : Tokai University Press Vol. 1–2 437 pp. 247 figs 370 pls. 

Murdy, E.O. & Hoese, D.F. 1985. A revision of the gobioid fish genus Istigobius. Indo-Pacific Fishes 4: 1-41 figs 1-8 pls 1-3 

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37428175

Depth:to 10 m

Habitat:Reef associated, sandy areas

Max Size:6 cm SL

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