Eyeline Coralgoby, Gobiodon oculolineatus Wu 1979

Other Names: Eyeline Coral Goby

An Eyeline Coralgoby, Gobiodon oculolineatus, from the Gambier islands, French Polynesia - USNM 402618. Source: Jeffrey T. Williams, Division of Fishes, Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Lives among the branches of Acropora corals.

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Gobiodon oculolineatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 27 Feb 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/2232

Eyeline Coralgoby, Gobiodon oculolineatus Wu 1979

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Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical west-Pacific. 


Species Citation

Gobiodon oculolineatus Wu 1979, Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica 10(2): 157, fig. 1. Type locality: Yongxing Island, Xisha Islands, China. 


Bray, D.J. 2017


Australian Faunal Directory

Eyeline Coralgoby, Gobiodon oculolineatus Wu 1979


Cole, K.S. 2009. Modifications of the reproductive complex and implications for the reproductive biology of Gobiodon oculolineatus (Teleostei: Gobiidae), Environmental Biology of Fishes 84: 261-273.

Harold, A.S., Winterbottom, R., Munday, P.L. & Chapman, R.W. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of Indo-Pacific coral gobies of the genus Gobiodon (Teleostei: Gobiidae), based on morphological and molecular data. Bulletin of Marine Science 82(1): 119-136.

Munday, P.L., Harold, A.S. & Winterbottom, R.W. 1999. Guide to coral-dwelling gobies, genus Gobiodon (Gobiidae) from Papua New Guinea and the Great Barrier Reef. Revue Française d'Aquariologie et Herpétologie 26: 53-58.

Nakashima, Y., Kuwamura, T. & Yogo,Y. 1996. Both-ways sex change in monogamous coral gobies, Gobiodon spp. Environmental Biology of Fishes 46(3): 281-288.

Wu, H. 1979. Description of two new species of Gobiodon Bleeker from China. Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica 10(2): 157-160.

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CAAB Code:37428371

Behaviour:Commensal with Acropora corals

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:3.5 cm TL

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