Slender Shrimpgoby, Vanderhorstia dorsomacula Randall 2007

Other Names: Slender Shrimp-goby

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Vanderhorstia dorsomacula in Fishes of Australia, accessed 13 Jun 2024,

Slender Shrimpgoby, Vanderhorstia dorsomacula Randall 2007

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Northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical Indo-west Pacific.

Similar Species

The species has previously been misidentified as Vanderhorstia mertensi, which occurs in the Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean. 


Bray, D.J. 2019


Australian Faunal Directory

Slender Shrimpgoby, Vanderhorstia dorsomacula Randall 2007


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. 

Hoese, D.F. & Larson, H.K. 2006. Family Gobiidae. pp. 1612-1697 in Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & Allen, G.R. Fishes. In, Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 35. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp. (as Vanderhorstia mertensi)

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls. 

Kuiter R.H. & Tonozuka, T. 2001. Indonesian Reef Fishes. Part 3. Melbourne : Zoonetics pp. 623–893. 

Randall, J.E. 2007. Descriptions of four new shrimpgobies of the genus Vanderhorstia from the western Pacific. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology 12(3): 89-100 

Shibukawa, K. & Suzuki, T. 2004. Vanderhorstia papilio, a new shrimp-associated goby from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Perciformes: Gobiidae: Gobiinae), with comments on the limits of the genus. Ichthyological Research 51(2): 113-119

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CAAB Code:37428290

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