Amblygobius tekomaji (Smith 1959)

Illustration of the holotype of Amblygobius tekomaji, from Tekomaji Island, Mozambique. Source: Fig 21 in Smith (1959) Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University 13: 204, Fig. 21 . License: CC by Attribution

Known from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean (AUS EEZ).

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Amblygobius tekomaji in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 Sep 2020,

Amblygobius tekomaji (Smith 1959)

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Eastern Indian Ocean in AUS EEZ. Elsewhere, the species occurs in the west-Indian Ocean, from the Island of Rodrigues, the Seychelles, the Chagos Archipelago and Mozambique.
Inhabits sandy flats near coral reefs, and in lagoons, at depths to 200 m, although more commonly at depths above 50 m.


The species is named for the type locality: Tekomaji Island, Mozambique.

Species Citation

Seychellea tekomaji Smith 1959, Ichthyol. Bull. Rhodes Univ. Grahamstown 13: 204, fig. 21. Type locality: Tekomaji Island, Mozambique. 


Bray, D.J. 2020


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Amblygobius tekomaji (Smith 1959)


Allen, G.R. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21. See ref at BHL

Hobbs, J-P.A., Newman, S .J., Mitsopoulos, G.E.A., Travers, M.J., Skepper, C.L., Gilligan, J.J., Allen, G.R., Choat, H.J. & Ayling, A.M. 2014. Fishes of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands: new records, community composition and biogeographic significance. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement 30: 203–219.

Larson, H.K. & Van Tassell, J. 2010. Amblygobius tekomaji. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T154621A4590430. Downloaded on 07 September 2016.

Smith, J.L.B. 1959. Gobioid fishes of the families Gobiidae, Periophthalmidae, Trypauchenidae, Taenioididae and Kraemeriidae of the western Indian Ocean. Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 13: 185-225 figs 1-42 pls 9-13, open access

Winterbottom, R. & Emery, A. 1986. Review of the gobioid fishes of the Chagos Archipelago, Central Indian Ocean. Life Sciences Contributions, Royal Ontario Museum 142: 1-82 See ref at BHL

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CAAB Code:37428448

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:to 200m (mostly above 50m)

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:4 cm SL

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