Blackspotted Sandgoby, Istigobius nigroocellatus (Günther 1873)

Other Names: Black-spotted Goby, Black-spotted Sand-goby

A Blackspotted Sandgoby, Istigobius nigroocellatus, from Maumere, Flores, Indonesia. Source: John E. Randall / FishBase. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

A sandgoby with a black spot or blotch on dorsal-fin membrane between spines 5 and 6, and a large wedge-shaped black bloth on the caudal-fin base.: 65 mm TL. D: . R: Found on sandy bottoms in coastal reefs at depths of less than 10 m. 

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Bray, D.J. 2022, Istigobius nigroocellatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 30 Nov 2022,

Blackspotted Sandgoby, Istigobius nigroocellatus (Günther 1873)

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East Indo-west Pacific, from Indonesia to Japan, south to the Solomon Islands and Australia. Inhabits sandy areas on coastal reefs at depths above 10 m. 


Pectoral fin 17-19, without free rays.


Bray, D.J. 2022


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Blackspotted Sandgoby, Istigobius nigroocellatus (Günther 1873)


Larson, H., Hoese, D., Murdy, E., Pezold, F., Cole, K. & Shibukawa, K. 2021. Istigobius nigroocellatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T193053A2189133. Accessed on 23 November 2022.

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CAAB Code:37428177

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1-29 m

Habitat:Reef associated, sandy areas

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