Smilosicyopus leprurus (Sakai & Nakamura 1979)

Other Names: Frog Goby, Scaled Tail Sicyopus

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Smilosicyopus leprurus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Sep 2020,

Smilosicyopus leprurus (Sakai & Nakamura 1979)

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Pauls Pocket Creek, east side Malbon-Thompson Range, QLD; tropical, west Pacific (Japan and Palau to Australia). Inhabits fast-flowing streams.


Omnivore - feeding mostly on invertebrates such as shrimps taken from rocky surfaces or invertebrates drifting downstream in the water column.

Species Citation

Sicyopus leprurus Sakai & Nakamura 1979, Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 26(1): 43, fig. 2. Type locality: Arakawa River, Ishigaki Island, Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan [24°20'N, 124°15'E]. 


Bray, D.J. 2018

Smilosicyopus leprurus (Sakai & Nakamura 1979)


Boseto, D. 2012. Smilosicyopus leprurus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T193081A2192564. Downloaded on 04 July 2018.

Keith, P., Lord, C. & Maeda, K. 2015. Indo-Pacific Sicydiine Gobies Biodiversity, life traits and conservation. Paris : Société française d'ichtyologie, 255 pp.

Keith, P. & Taillebois, L. 2014. Status and distribution of Smilosicyopus species (Teleostei, Gobiinae). Cybium 38(1): 69-73

Sakai, H. & Nakamura, M. 1979. Two new species of freshwater gobies (Gobiidae: Sicydiaphiinae) from Ishigaki Island, Japan. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 26(1): 43-54

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CAAB Code:37428465


Conservation:IUCN Data Deficient

Fishing:Aquarium fish

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