Isthmus Goby, Arcygobius baliurus (Valenciennes 1837)

An illustration of an Isthmus Goby, Arcygobius baliurus. Source: From Jordan & Seale 1905 (an illustration of Gnatholepis calliurus, a junior synonym). License: Public domain

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Arcygobius baliurus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Apr 2024,

Isthmus Goby, Arcygobius baliurus (Valenciennes 1837)

More Info


Known in Australia from Beagle Gulf (Northern Territory) and off Kewarra Beach (Queensland).


Dianne J. Bray

Isthmus Goby, Arcygobius baliurus (Valenciennes 1837)


Koumans, F.P. 1931. A Preliminary Revision of the Genera of the Gobioid Fishes with United Ventral Fins. Lisse : Proefschrift Drukkerij Imperator N.V. 174 pp.

Larson, H.K. & Lim, K.K.P. 2005. A guide to the gobies of Singapore. Singapore : Singapore Science Centre 164 pp.

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.

Larson, H.K. & Wright, J. 2003. A new genus for the Indo-Pacific goby species Gobius baliurus Valenciennes (Teleostei, Gobiidae, Gobiinae). The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 19: 127-135

Randall, J.E. & D. W. Greenfield. 2001. A preliminary review of the Indo-Pacific gobiid fishes of the genus Gnatholepis. Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology No. 69: 1-17. [as Gnatholepis baliurus, genus undetermined]
Valenciennes, A. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1837. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. Paris : Levrault Vol. 12 507 pp. pls 344-368.

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37428384

Species Image Gallery

Species Maps

CAAB distribution map