Dwarf Slippery Goby, Larsonella pumilus (Larson & Hoese 1980)

A small uniformly orange goby found on the Northwest Shelf of Western Australia.

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Dwarf Slippery Goby, Larsonella pumilus (Larson & Hoese 1980)

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Northwest Shelf, Western Australia. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical  Indo-west-central Pacific.


Dorsal fin VII, 9; Anal fin I, 8. 
Pelvic fins without a frenum; caudal fin broadly rounded.


In Australia, this species has previously been called Lubricogobius pumilus.


The specific name pumilus is from the Latin pumilus meaning dwarf.

Species Citation

Lubricogobius pumilus Larson & Hoese 1980. Meteor Forschungsergebnisse D 32: 41, fig. 536. Type locality: northern Indian Ocean.


Dianne J. Bray


Australian Faunal Directory

Dwarf Slippery Goby, Larsonella pumilus (Larson & Hoese 1980)


Larson, H.K. & Hoese, D.F. 1980. Fische des Indischen Ozeans. Ergebnisse der ichthyologischen Untersuchungen während der Expedition des Forschungsschiffes Meteor in den Indischen Ozean, Oktober 1964 bis Mai 1965. A systematischer Teil, XXIII Gobiidae. Meteor Forschungsergebnisse D 32: 33-43 figs 528-538.

Larson, H.K. & Murdy, E.O. 2001. Eleotridae, Gobiidae. pp. 3574-3604 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds) The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218. (as Lubricogobius pumilus)

Randall, J.E. & Senou, H. 2001. Review of the Indo-Pacific gobiid fish genus Lubricogobius, with description of a new species and a new genus for L. pumilus. Ichthyological Research 48: 3-12.

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CAAB Code:37428185

Depth:50-400 m

Max Size:2 cm SL

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