Sculptured Goby, Callogobius mucosus (Günther 1872)


A Sculptured Goby, Callogobius mucosus, at St Leonards Pier, Port Phillip, Victoria. Source: Dave Harasti / www.daveharasti.com. License: All rights reserved

Summary:

Body slender, head depressed with several distinctive raised skin flaps giving a sculptured appearance; eyes close together; mouth small, jaws ending in front of eye.

Overall dark brown, with a reticulated pattern of pale spots surrounded by brown lines and several broad saddles or bands across top of body; a pale stripe from eye to rear of jaws.


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Bray, D.J. 2018, Callogobius mucosus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/90

Sculptured Goby, Callogobius mucosus (Günther 1872)

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Distribution

Endemic to temperate waters of southern Australia from Sydney, New South Wales, to the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia and around coastal Tasmania. Inhabits soft bottoms areas, usually around sheltered coastal reefs, in depths to 30 m.

Features

Dorsal fin VI, I, 10-12; Anal fin I, 8-9; Caudal fin (segmented rays) 17; Pectoral fin 15-18; Pelvic fin I, 5.

Size

To 11 cm.

Colour

Overall dark brown, with a reticulated pattern of pale spots surrounded by brown lines and several broad saddles or bands across top of body; a pale stripe from eye to rear of jaws.

Species Citation

Gobius mucosus Günther 1872, Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1871(3): 663, pl. 63(A). Type locality: Adelaide, SA.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Sculptured Goby, Callogobius mucosus (Günther 1872)

References


  • Günther, A. 1872. Report on several collections of fishes recently obtained for the British Museum. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1871(3): 652-675 pls 53-70
  • Hoese, D.F. & Larson, H.K. 1994. Family Gobiidae. pp. 781-810, figs 690-714 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs.
  • Hoese, D.F. & Larson, H.K. 2008. Family Gobiidae. pp. 749-773 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast.Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp. 
  • Hutchins, J.B. 1997. Checklist of fishes of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. pp. 239-253 in Wells, F. (ed.) The Marine Fauna and Flora of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum. 
  • Hutchins, J.B. & Thompson, M. 1983. The Marine and Estuarine Fishes of South-western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 103 pp. 345 figs. 
  • Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp.
  • Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. 
  • Last, P.R., Scott, E.O.G. & Talbot, F.H. 1983. Fishes of Tasmania. Hobart : Tasmanian Fisheries Development Authority 563 pp. figs.
  • McCulloch, A.R. & Ogilby, J.D. 1919. Some Australian fishes of the family Gobiidae. Records of the Australian Museum 12(10): 193-291 figs 31-37
  • Whitley, G.P. 1928. Studies in Ichthyology. No. 2. Records of the Australian Museum 16(4): 211-239 figs 1-2 pls 16-18 (as Gunnamatta insolita)
  • Whitley, G.P. 1931. New names for Australian fishes. The Australian Zoologist 6(4): 310-334 1 fig. pls 25-27 (as Mucogobius gobiosoma)
  • Quick Facts


    CAAB Code:37428003

    Depth:0-30 m

    Habitat:Reef associated, sandy areas

    Max Size:11 cm

    Native:Endemic

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