Genus Glossogobius

A goby genus with a longitudinal papilla pattern, with at least 6 lines of papillae running longitudinally on the cheek, 27–30 vertebrae, a bilobed tongue, gill opening reaching below a point just before to just behind posterior preopercular margin to below eye, a typically lobed mental fraenum and a long bony process extending from the preoperculum to the symplectic. Most speices also have a large mouth, reaching to below the eye (10–15% SL) and a depressed head.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2021

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Bray, D.J. 2021, Glossogobius in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 May 2024,


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Hoese, D.F. & Allen, G.R. 2012. A review of the amphidromous species of the Glossogobius celebius complex, with description of three new species. Cybium 35(4): 269-284.

Hoese, D.F., Hadiaty, R.K. & Fabian Herder, F. 2015. Review of the dwarf Glossogobius lacking head pores from the Malili lakes, Sulawesi, with a discussion of the definition of the genus. 63: 14–26.

Hoese, D.F. & Hammer, M.P. 2021. A review of the πΊπ‘™π‘œπ‘ π‘ π‘œπ‘”π‘œπ‘π‘–π‘’π‘  π‘”π‘–π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘  complex in Australia, with wider discussion on nomenclature and possible synonymies. Zootaxa 4974(1): 79–115.