Robust Mangrovegoby, Acentrogobius janthinopterus (Bleeker 1852)


Other Names: Green-spotted Goby, Mangrove Goby, Robust Goby, Robust Mangrove Goby

A Robust Mangrovegoby, Acentrogobius janthinopterus. Source: Gerald R. Allen / Western Australian Museum. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A pale greyish to light brown goby with brown mottled back, five brown blotches or clusters of smaller spots in a row along the midside, and scattered iridescent green flecks and a submarginal dark band on the caudal fin.

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Robust Mangrovegoby, Acentrogobius janthinopterus (Bleeker 1852)

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Distribution

Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia, to Melville Island, Northern Territory, and the northern Great Barrier Reef to Coomera Island, Queensland; tropical, west Pacific. Inhabits inshore brackish and freshwater areas, especially around mangroves; amphidromous.

Features

Dorsal fin VI-VII, 10; Anal fin I, 8. 
First dorsal fin spines elongate and filamentous in male; rounded caudal fin, equal or slightly longer than head; longitudinal scale series 32; predorsal scales behind eyes; fully scaled opercle; upper half of cheek scaled; depth of body 3.5-3.8 in SL.

Colour

Pale greyish to light brown body with brown mottling on the back; midside with horizontal row of five brown blotches or clusters of smaller spots; caudal fin with scattered iridescent green flecks and submarginal dark band.

Species Citation

Gobius janthinopterus Bleeker 1852, Natuurk. Tijdschr. Nederl. Indië 3: 702.Type locality: Wahia, Ceram, Indonesia.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Robust Mangrovegoby, Acentrogobius janthinopterus (Bleeker 1852)

References


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Bleeker, P. 1852. Nieuwe bijdrage tot de kennis der ichthyologische fauna van Ceram. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië 3: 689-714.

Hutchins, B. 2004. Fishes of the Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 66: 343–398.

Kottelat, M. 2013. The fishes of the inland waters of southeast Asia: a catalogue and core bibliography of the fishes known to occur in freshwaters, mangroves and estuaries. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement 27: 1-663.

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Koumans, F.P. 1953. The Fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Gobioidea. Leiden : Brill Vol. 10 423 pp. 95 figs.

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

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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37428031

Depth:0-20 m

Habitat:Estuaries, mangroves

Max Size:12.5 cm TL

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