Genus Acentrogobius


A genus with up to 30 species found in the Indo-West Central Pacific.

Species have the following features: head compressed, oval in cross-section, eyes close-set on top of head, mouth small, reaching to just below front quarter of eye; gill opening small, restricted to the pectoral-fin base; tongue tip truncate to slightly emarginate; top of head with 10-30 scales from dorsal-fin origin to above preopercle behing eye, scales absent in some species, head otherwise naked; scales present before pelvic fin and partially covering pectoral-fin base.

Four species are found in Australian waters, including one introduced species.

Author: Douglass F. Hoese & Helen K. Larson

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Douglass F. Hoese & Helen K. Larson, Acentrogobius in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Jul 2024,