Dusky Frillgoby, Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830)


Other Names: Dusky Frill-goby, Brown Frillfin, Brown Goby, Common Goby, Dusky Frillfin Goby, Frill Goby

A Dusky Frillgoby, Bathygobius fuscus. Source: Rudie Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A pale yellowish-brown goby with a large irregular brown markings on the body, small pale blue spots on each scale forming rows along the sides, small blue spots on diorsal and caudal fins, and a broad yellowish margin on the dorsal fins.

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Dianne J. Bray, Bathygobius fuscus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2912

Dusky Frillgoby, Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830)

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Distribution

Seale Island, Western Australia, around the troical north to Minnie Waters, New South Wales. Elsewhere, the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific (east to Tonga, but absent from atolls of Pacific Plate). Although found mostly in marine waters, this species may enter the lower reaches of freshwater streams.

Features

Dorsal fin VI + I, 9; Anal fin I, 8; Pectoral fin 17-19, upper three rays partly free of membrane; Longitudinal scale series 29-36; Predorsal scales 10-19.
Body depth 4.4-5.0 in SL, head depressed, width greater than depth; upper three pectoral rays partly free of membrane; caudal fin rounded; predorsal scales reaching from above middle of preopercle nearly to interorbital space; cheek and opercle without scales; body scales ctenoid, becoming cycloid on abdomen, breast and nape.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Dusky Frillgoby, Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell 1830)

References


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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37428068

Conservation:IUCN Least concern

Depth:0-6 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:8 cm SL

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