Philippine Dartfish, Parioglossus philippinus (Herre 1945)

Other Names: Philippine Dart-goby

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Parioglossus philippinus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Sep 2020,

Philippine Dartfish, Parioglossus philippinus (Herre 1945)

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East of Monge Island, Western Australia, to Trinity Inlet, Queensland. Elsewhere, the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific. Inhabits the lower reaches of rivers and sheltered coastal reefs.

Species Citation

Herreolus philippinus Herre 1945, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 58: 14. Type locality: Santa Maria, Zamboanga Province, Mindanao, Philippines. 


Bray, D.J. 2017


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Philippine Dartfish, Parioglossus philippinus (Herre 1945)


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Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37435013

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:0-10 m

Habitat:Estuaries, coastal reefs

Max Size:3.9 cm TL

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