Slimy Goby, Callogobius flavobrunneus (Smith 1958)


Other Names: Slimy Flap-headed Goby

A Slimy Goby, Callogobius flavobrunneus, in the Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia. Source: Gerald R. Allen / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A mottled olive-brown to dark brown goby with faint saddles below the dorsal fin, dorsal, anal and caudal fins dark becoming yellowish distally with pale spots, pale yellowish pectoral fins with wavy dark stripes, and dark brown bars radiating from the eye. 

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Callogobius flavobrunneus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Apr 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/2923

Slimy Goby, Callogobius flavobrunneus (Smith 1958)

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Distribution

Offshore reefs of north Western Australia, Ashmore Reef in the Timor Sea, and the northern Great Barrier Reef to One Tree Island, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west Pacific.
Inhabits sand-rubble areas in depths to 20 m.

Features

Dorsal fin VI + I, 10; Anal fin I, 8: Longitudinal scale series 37-40; Predorsal scales 17-20
Body depth 4.1-5.0 in SL; head with prominent papillae ridges; pelvic fins completely united with a well-developed frenum; caudal fin rounded; scales cycloid on head and body; scales cycloid on nape, cheek, opercle, base of pectoral fin, breast and abdomen; remaining scales ctenoid.

Etymology

The specific name flavobrunneum is from the Latin flavus (= yellow) and brunneus (= brown), in reference to the olive to yellow-brown colour of this species, with distally yellow dorsal fins, yellowish pectoral fins, and a yellow throat.

Species Citation

Mucogobius flavobrunneus Smith 1958, Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 11: 145, fig. 6, pl. 2C. Type locality: Pinda, Mozambique.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Slimy Goby, Callogobius flavobrunneus (Smith 1958)

References


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. 

Goren, M. 1980. Red Sea fishes assigned to the genus Callogobius Bleeker with a description of a new species (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Israel Journal of Zoology 28(4): 209-217

Lowe, G.R. & Russell, B.C. 1990. Additions and revisions to the checklist of fishes of the Capricorn-Bunker Group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 19: 1-27 

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

Scharpf, C. & Lazara, K.J. 2019. Order Gobiiformes: Family Gobiidae in The ETYFish Project, Fish Name Etymology Database, accessed 14 November 2019, https://www.etyfish.org/gobiiformes4/.

Smith, J.L.B. 1958. The fishes of the family Eleotridae in the western Indian Ocean. Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 11: 137-163 figs 1-17 pls 1-3 http://hdl.handle.net/10962/d1018772, open access

Smith, M.M. & Heemstra, P.C. (eds) 1986. Smith's Sea Fishes. Johannesburg : Macmillan South Africa xx + 1047 pp. 144 pls.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37428364

Depth:3-20 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:7 cm TL

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