Coastal Tank Goby, Glossogobius laticeps De Vis 1884


A Coastal Tank Goby, Glossogobius laticeps, from the Jali River, Purworejo, Central Java, Indonesia. Source: Eko Budi Kuncoro / FishBase. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial


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Bray, D.J. 2021, Glossogobius laticeps in Fishes of Australia, accessed 11 Aug 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/5640

Coastal Tank Goby, Glossogobius laticeps De Vis 1884

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Distribution

Northern Territory, and Cooktown to Bundaberg, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in West Papua, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.
Adults typically inhabit freshwaters, while juveniles are sometimes found in estuaries.

Features

Diagnosis: Predorsal area scaled forward to or near to eyes, usually to posterior interorbital and post orbital pores. Operculum moderately scaled, with scales extending from preopercular margin to beyond middle of operculum and often to end of operculum, total scales 27–50, arranged in 3–5 rows vertically. Prepelvic area covered with cycloid scales in 10–16 rows, forward to approximately below posterior preopercular margin, about one-third to one-quarter naked anteriorly on midline, isthmus scaled at sides; pectoral fin base largely scaled, with scales reaching base of pectoral fin rays, in 8–11 horizontal rows. Pectoral rays 18–20, usually 18–19; longitudinal scale count 28–32; predorsal scale count 16–25; transverse scale count (TRB) 8.5–10.5, usually 9.5; gill rakers on outer face of first arch 1–2+1+6–8; lower gill rakers on outer face of second arch 6–8.  Tip of urogenital papilla of mature females without melanophores. Central part of mental frenum with little pigment to brown, each side with distinct oblique dark brown stripe (Plate 1), lower surface of head usually with scattered melanophores and horizontally elongate spots along lower surface of lower jaw and area adjacent to jaws, rarely with distinct round spots on isthmus; body with 4–5 thin dark brown stripes, spots on midside often extend above and below two stripes bordering midside (Figures 5–12).

Colour

First dorsal fin without black spot posteriorly or near distal tip of fin, but often with oblique dark bands extending to end of fin, sometimes broken up into small black spots surrounding distal areas of last 2–3 spines. Tip of urogenital papilla of mature females without melanophores. Central part of mental frenum with little pigment to brown, each side with distinct oblique dark brown stripe, lower surface of head usually with scattered melanophores and horizontally elongate spots along lower surface of lower jaw and area adjacent to jaws, rarely with distinct round spots on isthmus; body with 4–5 thin dark brown stripes, spots on midside often extend above and below two stripes bordering midside.

Species Citation

Eleotris laticeps De Vis 1884, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 9(3): 692. Type locality: Queensland coast, Australia.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2021

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Coastal Tank Goby, Glossogobius laticeps De Vis 1884

References


Allen, G.R., Midgley, S.H. & Allen, M. 2002. Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 394 pp. (as Glossogobius giuris in part)

De Vis, C.W. 1884. New fishes in the Queensland Museum. No. 4. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 9(3): 685-698. See ref at BHL

Hoese, D.F. & Hammer, M.P. 2021. A review of the 𝐺𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑜𝑔𝑜𝑏𝑖𝑢𝑠 𝑔𝑖𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑠 complex in Australia, with wider discussion on nomenclature and possible synonymies. Zootaxa 4974(1): 79–115. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4974.1.3

Pusey, B.J., Burrows, D.W., Kennard, M.J., Perna, C.N., Unmack, P.J., Allsop, Q. & Hammer, M.P. 2017. Freshwater fishes of northern Australia. Zootaxa 4253(1): 1-104. https://doi.org/10.11646/ZOOTAXA.4253.1.1

Pusey, B.J., Kennard, M.J. & Arthington, A.H. 2004. Freshwater Fishes of North-eastern Australia. Collingwood, Victoria : CSIRO Publishing 684 pp. (as Glossogobius giuris)

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Max Size:16 cm SL

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