Stripe-face Calamiana, Eugnathogobius mindora (Herre 1945)

A small pale yellowish goby with a pale abdomen, brown markings on the body, dorsal and caudal fins with blackish spotting, pelvic and anal fins dusky grey with a white margin, caudal fin yellow anteriorly, dusky towards rear of fin.

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

Stripe-face Calamiana, Eugnathogobius mindora (Herre 1945)

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Recorded in Australia from Cape York - Esk River, near Cooktown, to Holloways Beach, Queensland. Found elsewhere in the tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific.
Inhabits estuarine tidal and mangrove-lined creeks.


Eugnathogobius is from the Greek eu meaning 'good', gnathos meaning 'jaw', and the Latin gobius meaning 'gudgeon'. 

Species Citation

Vaimosa mindora Herre, 1945, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 58: 13. Type locality: Hacienda Waterous, Mangarin Mindora, Philippines. 


Dianne J. Bray

Stripe-face Calamiana, Eugnathogobius mindora (Herre 1945)


Huckstorf, V. 2012. Eugnathogobius mindora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. . Downloaded on 05 July 2014.

Larson, H.K. 1999. Allocation to Calamiana and redescription of the fish species Apocryptes variegatus and Vaimosa mindora (Gobioidei: Gobiidae: Gobionellinae) with description of a new species. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 47(1): 257-281. (as Calamiana mindora) PDF
Larson, H.K. 2001. A revision of the gobiid fish genus Mugilogobius (Teleostei: Gobioidei), and its systematic placement. Records of the Western Australian Museum 62: 1-233. (as Calamiana mindora)

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

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 Calamiana mindora)

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37428193

Conservation:IUCN Data Deficient

Depth:0-10 m

Habitat:Estuaries, mangrove areas

Max Size:2.7 cm SL

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