Goldspeckled Shrimpgoby, Ctenogobiops pomastictus Lubbock & Polunin 1977


Other Names: Gold-specked Prawn-goby, Gold-speckled Shrimpgoby, Pop-eyed Shrimp-goby, Spotted Shrimp Goby, Spotted Shrimpgoby

A Goldspeckled Shrimpgoby, Ctenogobiops pomastictus, at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Source: Tom Bridge / Lizard Island Research Station. License: CC by Attribution

Summary:
A pale greyish shrimpgoby with four rows of brown spots along the side including a midlateral row of larger dashes, small yellow to orange ocellated spots between the large midlateral series, whitish blotches along the back, two rows of brown spots on the cheek, blue spots and streaks on the head, and a large white spot on the pectoral fin.

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Goldspeckled Shrimpgoby, Ctenogobiops pomastictus Lubbock & Polunin 1977

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Distribution

Recorded in Australia from Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, Rowley Shoals, WA, and the Coral Bay region to One Tree Island, Queensland; also at Ashmore
Reef in the Timor Sea, and reefs in the Coral Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, western-central Pacific.
Inhabits sandy and silty bottoms on sheltered reefs. Usually seen in pairs, sharing burrows with alpheid shrimps.

Similar Species

Differs from the similar Ctenogobiops mitodes in having two rows of brown spots on the cheek (vs. a single row) and in lacking an elongate second dorsal-fin spine.

Species Citation

Ctenogobiops pomastictus Lubbock & Polunin, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool. 84(2): 506, figs 4-7, pl. 1. Type locality: Lizard Island, QLD. 

Author

Bray, D.J. 2017

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Goldspeckled Shrimpgoby, Ctenogobiops pomastictus Lubbock & Polunin 1977

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. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls.

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Lubbock, R. & Polunin, N.V.C. 1977. Notes on the Indo-west Pacific genus Ctenogobiops (Teleostei : Gobiidae) with descriptions of three new species. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 84(2): 505-514 figs 1-10 pls 1-3

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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. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

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Randall, J.E., Shao, K.-T. & Chen, J.-P. 2003. A review of the Indo-Pacific gobiid fish genus Ctenogobiops, with descriptions of two new species. Zoological Studies 42(4): 506-515. PDF Open access

Russell, B.C. 1983. Annotated checklist of the coral reef fishes in the Capricorn-Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 1: 1-184 figs 1-2

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37428109

Behaviour:Shares burrows with alpheid shrimps

Depth:1-15 m

Habitat:Reef associated, sand/rubble/silty areas

Max Size:7 cm TL

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