Eugnathogobius stictos Larson 2009

A pale yellowish goby with small brown to blackish spots and flecks along the upper sides, and vertical bars on the dusky caudal fin.

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Dianne J. Bray, Eugnathogobius stictos in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Sep 2020,

Eugnathogobius stictos Larson 2009

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Endemic to the East Alligator River estuary, Northern Territory. Inhabits muddy bottoms.



The specific name stictos is from the Greek stiktos, meaning 'spotted' or 'dappled', in reference to the fine spots on the body.


Dianne J. Bray

Eugnathogobius stictos Larson 2009


Huang, S.-P., J. Zeehan & I.-S. Chen, 2013. A new genus of Hemigobius generic group goby based on morphological and molecular evidence, with description of a new species. Journal of Marine Science and Technology 21(Suppl): 146-155. (Wuhanlinigobius polylepisPDF

Larson, H.K. 2009. Review of the gobiid fish genera Eugnathogobius and Pseudogobiopsis (Gobioidei: Gobiidae: Gobionellinae), with descriptions of three new species. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 57(1): 127-181.

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293. (as Eugnathogobius polylepis)

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37428349

Habitat:Muddy bottoms

Max Size:2.2 cm SL

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