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Family: Gobiidae Gobies



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aboma etheostoma Scaly boy Eastern Central Pacific 3.4 SL 1895
Acanthogobius elongatus Northwest Pacific 1942
Acanthogobius flavimanus Yellowfin goby Northwest Pacific 30 TL 1845
Acanthogobius hasta Northwest Pacific 50 TL 1845
Acanthogobius insularis Northwestern Pacific 1996
Acanthogobius lactipes East Asia 9.4 TL 1879
Acanthogobius luridus Northwest Pacific 6 TL 1985
Acentrogobius audax Mangrove goby Western Indian Ocean 10 SL 1959
Acentrogobius caninus Tropical sand goby Indo-West Pacific. Fresh 13 TL 1837
Acentrogobius cenderawasih Cenderawasih goby Western Pacific 3.9 SL 2012
Acentrogobius chlorostigmatoides Greenspot goby Asia 11 TL 1849
Acentrogobius cyanomos Indo-West Pacific 11.5 TL 1849
Acentrogobius dayi Day's goby Western Indian Ocean 11 TL 1941
Acentrogobius ennorensis Eastern Indian Ocean 5.8 SL 1980
Acentrogobius griseus Grey goby Asia 8 SL 1876
Acentrogobius janthinopterus Robust mangrove goby Indo-Pacific 12.5 TL 1853
Acentrogobius limarius Batanta mud goby Western Central Pacific 3.4 SL 2015
Acentrogobius masoni Indian Ocean. 1873
Acentrogobius moloanus Barcheek Amoya Western Pacific 8 TL 1927
Acentrogobius multifasciatus Western Pacific 1927
Acentrogobius nebulosus Shadow goby Indo-West Pacific 18 SL 1775
Acentrogobius pellidebilis Asia 7 TL 1992
Acentrogobius pflaumii Striped sandgoby Northwest Pacific 12 TL 1853
Acentrogobius simplex Bagamoyo goby Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1880
Acentrogobius suluensis Sulu goby Western Pacific 3.3 SL 1927
Acentrogobius therezieni Africa 10 TL 1963
Acentrogobius vanderloosi Mudslope goby Western Pacific 4.8 SL 2015
Acentrogobius viganensis Western Pacific 1893
Acentrogobius violarisi Alotau goby Western Pacific 3.0 SL 2015
Acentrogobius viridipunctatus Spotted green goby Indo-West Pacific 16.5 TL 1837
Afurcagobius suppositus Southwestern goby Eastern Indian Ocean 11 SL 1880
Afurcagobius tamarensis Tamar River goby Oceania 11 TL 1883
Akihito futuna Futuna's emperor Oceania 6 SL 2008
Akihito vanuatu Vanuatu's emperor Oceania 4.3 SL 2007
Akko brevis Eastern Central Pacific 1864
Akko dionaea Southwest Atlantic 8.1 SL 1995
Akko rossi Eastern Central Pacific 9 SL 2004
Amblychaeturichthys hexanema Northwest Pacific 17.4 TL 1853
Amblychaeturichthys sciistius Northwest Pacific 6 TL 1901
Amblyeleotris arcupinna Arcfin shrimpgoby Western Central Pacific 11 SL 1999
Amblyeleotris aurora Pinkbar goby Western Indian Ocean 11 TL 1977
Amblyeleotris bellicauda Western Central Pacific 5.0 SL 2004
Amblyeleotris biguttata Twinspot shrimpgoby Western Pacific 10.4 TL 2004
Amblyeleotris bleekeri Shrimp goby Western Pacific 5.8 SL 2006
Amblyeleotris callopareia Beautiful-cheek shrimpgoby Western Pacific 7.8 SL 1979
Amblyeleotris cephalotaenius Asia 1989
Amblyeleotris delicatulus Western Indian Ocean 1958
Amblyeleotris diagonalis Diagonal shrimp goby Indo-Pacific 11 SL 1979
Amblyeleotris downingi Downing's shrimpgoby Western Indian Ocean 14 SL 1994
Amblyeleotris ellipse Eastern Central Pacific 4.4 SL 2004
Amblyeleotris fasciata Red-banded prawn-goby Western Central Pacific 8 TL 1953
Amblyeleotris fontanesii Giant prawn-goby Western Pacific 25 SL 1853
Amblyeleotris guttata Spotted prawn-goby Western Pacific 11 SL 1938
Amblyeleotris gymnocephala Masked shrimpgoby Indo-West Pacific. 14 TL 1853
Amblyeleotris harrisorum Eastern Central Pacific 2002
Amblyeleotris japonica Indo-West Pacific. J.E. 8.5 TL 1957
Amblyeleotris latifasciata Wide-barred shrimpgoby Western Pacific 13 SL 1979
Amblyeleotris macronema Longspine shrimpgoby Western Pacific 8 SL 1979
Amblyeleotris marquesas Eastern Central Pacific 7.5 TL 2002
Amblyeleotris masuii Masui's shrimp-goby Southwest Pacific 11 SL 1996
Amblyeleotris melanocephala Blackhead shrimpgoby Asia 9.4 SL 2000
Amblyeleotris morishitai Northwest Pacific 9.4 SL 2007
Amblyeleotris neglecta Western Indian Ocean 5.4 SL 2009
Amblyeleotris neumanni Western Central Pacific 5.5 SL 2006
Amblyeleotris novaecaledoniae Western Pacific 9.5 TL 1981
Amblyeleotris ogasawarensis Redspotted shrimpgoby Western Pacific 10 SL 1978
Amblyeleotris periophthalma Periophthalma prawn-goby Indo-West Pacific 11 SL 1853
Amblyeleotris randalli Randall's prawn-goby Western Pacific 12 SL 1978
Amblyeleotris rhyax Volcano shrimpgoby Western Pacific 7.3 SL 1979
Amblyeleotris rubrimarginata Redmargin shrimpgoby Western Central Pacific 11 TL 2002
Amblyeleotris steinitzi Steinitz' prawn-goby Indo-Pacific 13 SL 1974
Amblyeleotris stenotaeniata Western Central Pacific 6.6 SL 2004
Amblyeleotris sungami Magnus' prawn-goby Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1969
Amblyeleotris taipinensis Western Pacific 4.4 SL 2006
Amblyeleotris triguttata Triplespot shrimpgoby Western Indian Ocean 9 TL 1994
Amblyeleotris wheeleri Gorgeous prawn-goby Indo-Pacific 10 SL 1977
Amblyeleotris yanoi Flagtail shrimpgoby Western Pacific 13 SL 1996
Amblygobius albimaculatus Butterfly goby Indo-West Pacific 18 SL 1830
Amblygobius buanensis Buan goby Western Pacific 7.5 SL 1927
Amblygobius bynoensis Bynoe goby Indo-Pacific. 10 SL 1844
Amblygobius calvatus Baldhead siltgoby Western Pacific 4.8 SL 2016
Amblygobius cheraphilus East Indies siltgoby Western Pacific 3.3 SL 2016
Amblygobius decussatus Orange-striped goby Western Central Pacific 9.5 SL 1855
Amblygobius esakiae Snoutspot goby Western Pacific 8.5 SL 1939
Amblygobius linki Link's goby Western Central Pacific 6.5 TL 1927
Amblygobius magnusi Western Indian Ocean 5.3 SL 1968
Amblygobius nocturnus Nocturn goby Western Indian Ocean 10 SL 1945
Amblygobius phalaena Whitebarred goby Pacific Ocean 15 TL 1837
Amblygobius semicinctus Halfbarred goby Western Indian Ocean. 11 TL 1833
Amblygobius sewardii Western Indian Ocean 1867
Amblygobius sphynx Sphinx goby Indo-West Pacific 18 TL 1837
Amblygobius stethophthalmus Freckled goby Indo-West Pacific 8.5 SL 1851
Amblygobius tekomaji Western Indian Ocean 3.8 SL 1959
Amblyotrypauchen arctocephalus Armour eelgoby Indo-West Pacific 1890
Amoya gracilis Bluespotted mangrove goby Western Central Pacific 14 TL 1875
Amoya madraspatensis Manyband goby Eastern Indian Ocean and 7 SL 1868
Amoya signata Tusk goby Western Indian Ocean 5.5 TL 1855
Amoya veliensis Southwest coast of India. 1982
Anatirostrum profundorum Duckbill pugolovka Former USSR and Asia 3.9 TL 1927
Ancistrogobius dipus Double-fin cheek-hook goby Western Pacific 4.2 SL 2010
Ancistrogobius squamiceps Scaly cheek-hook goby Northwest Pacific 5.1 SL 2010
Ancistrogobius yanoi Yano’s cheek-hook goby Western Pacific 3.7 SL 2010
Ancistrogobius yoshigoui Threadless cheek-hook goby Western Pacific 4.1 SL 2010
Antilligobius nikkiae Sabre goby Western Atlantic 3.2 SL 2012
Aphia minuta Transparent goby Atlantic Ocean 7.9 TL 1810
Apocryptes bato Indian Ocean 26 TL 1822
Apocryptodon madurensis Madura goby Indo-West Pacific 9 TL 1849
Apocryptodon punctatus Northwest Pacific 6.7 SL 1934
Arcygobius baliurus Isthmus goby Indo-West Pacific. 10.2 SL 1837
Arenigobius bifrenatus Indo-West Pacific 9.1 SL 1865
Arenigobius frenatus Halfbridled goby Western Pacific 11 TL 1861
Arenigobius leftwichi Oyster goby Southwestern Pacific 1910
Aruma histrio Slow goby Eastern Central Pacific 6.5 SL 1884
Asterropteryx atripes Yano’s starry goby Indo-West Pacific 2.2 SL 2002
Asterropteryx bipunctata Orange-spotted goby Indo-Pacific 3.1 SL 1995
Asterropteryx ensifera Miller's damsel Indo-Pacific 3 SL 1874
Asterropteryx ovata Oval-spot goby Western Pacific 2.7 SL 2007
Asterropteryx semipunctata Starry goby Indo-Pacific 6.5 TL 1830
Asterropteryx senoui Senou's goby Western Pacific 2.5 SL 2007
Asterropteryx spinosa Eyebar spiny goby Indo-West Pacific 4.6 SL 1981
Asterropteryx striata Western Central Pacific 2.3 SL 1995
Astrabe fasciata Northwest Pacific 4.8 SL 1988
Astrabe flavimaculata Northwest Pacific 3.1 SL 1988
Astrabe lactisella Northwest Pacific 4 TL 1901
Aulopareia atripinnatus Western Pacific. 1931
Aulopareia janetae Scalycheek goby Western Pacific 8 TL 1945
Aulopareia koumansi Western Central Pacific. 1937
Aulopareia unicolor Asia 8.8 TL 1837
Austrolethops wardi Small-eyed goby Indo-Pacific 6 TL 1935
Awaous acritosus Roman nose goby Oceania 18 SL 1994
Awaous aeneofuscus Freshwater goby Africa 26 SL 1852
Awaous banana River goby North, Central and South 30 SL 1837
Awaous bustamantei Africa 19.3 SL 1882
Awaous commersoni Commerson’s freshwater goby Southwestern Indian Ocean 25 SL 1801
Awaous flavus South America 8.2 SL 1837
Awaous fluviatilis Indian Ocean. 1.7 SL 1971
Awaous grammepomus Scribbled goby Asia 15 SL 1849
Awaous guamensis Oceania 24.5 SL 1837
Awaous jayakari Western Indian Ocean 1888
Awaous lateristriga West African freshwater goby Eastern Atlantic 14.0 SL 1861
Awaous litturatus Asia 1861
Awaous macrorhynchus Africa 38 TL 1867
Awaous melanocephalus Largesnout goby Asia and Oceania 15 TL 1849
Awaous ocellaris Asia 15.5 TL 1782
Awaous pallidus Africa 19 TL 1837
Awaous personatus Asia 11.1 SL 1849
Awaous stamineus Oceania 1850
Awaous tajasica Sand fish South America 16.3 SL 1822
Babka gymnotrachelus Racer goby Eurasia 16.2 TL 1857
Barbulifer antennatus Barbulifer Western Atlantic 2.0 SL 1968
Barbulifer ceuthoecus Bearded goby Western Atlantic 3 TL 1884
Barbulifer enigmaticus Goateed goby Atlantic Ocean 2.4 SL 2009
Barbulifer mexicanus Saddlebanded goby Eastern Central Pacific 1985
Barbulifer pantherinus Panther goby Eastern Central Pacific 5.2 SL 1901
Barbuligobius boehlkei Cryptic bearded goby Indo-West Pacific. 2 SL 1974
Bathygobius aeolosoma Southwest Pacific 1889
Bathygobius andrei Eastern Pacific 15.3 TL 1880
Bathygobius antilliensis Antilles frillfin Western Atlantic 9.4 SL 2010
Bathygobius burtoni Eastern Atlantic 8 TL 1875
Bathygobius casamancus Eastern Atlantic 6.6 TL 1880
Bathygobius coalitus Whitespotted frillgoby Indo-Pacific 10 SL 1832
Bathygobius cocosensis Cocos frill-goby Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1854
Bathygobius cotticeps Cheekscaled frill-goby Indo-Pacific 11 TL 1879
Bathygobius curacao Notchtongue goby Western Atlantic 7.5 TL 1919
Bathygobius cyclopterus Spotted frillgoby Indo-Pacific 7.5 TL 1837
Bathygobius fishelsoni Western Indian Ocean 1978
Bathygobius fuscus Dusky frillgoby Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1830
Bathygobius geminatus Twin-spotted frillfin Western Atlantic 3.8 SL 2010
Bathygobius hongkongensis Northwest Pacific 5 SL 1986
Bathygobius karachiensis Western Indian Ocean 1990
Bathygobius krefftii Krefft's frillgoby Indo-West Pacific 12 TL 1866
Bathygobius lacertus Western Atlantic 6.8 SL 1860
Bathygobius laddi Brownboy goby Indo-West Pacific and Sou 5 TL 1931
Bathygobius lineatus Southern frillfin Eastern Central Pacific 1841
Bathygobius meggitti Meggitt's goby Indo-West Pacific. 6 TL 1936
Bathygobius mystacium Island frillfin Western Atlantic 15 TL 1947
Bathygobius niger Black minigoby Western Indian Ocean 6.6 TL 1960
Bathygobius ostreicola Asia 5 SL 1916
Bathygobius panayensis Western Central Pacific 1907
Bathygobius petrophilus Western Pacific 6.1 SL 1853
Bathygobius ramosus Panamic frillfin Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1947
Bathygobius smithi Western Indian Ocean 1999
Bathygobius soporator Frillfin goby Eastern Atlantic 15 TL 1837
Benthophiloides brauneri Eurasia 7.2 SL 1927
Benthophiloides turcomanus Asia. 3 TL 1941
Benthophilus baeri Baer pugolovka Asia 8 TL 1877
Benthophilus casachicus Eurasia 7.6 TL 1978
Benthophilus ctenolepidus Asia 1877
Benthophilus durrelli Don tadpole-goby Europe 6.6 SL 2004
Benthophilus granulosus Granular pugolovka Europe and Asia 5.6 TL 1877
Benthophilus grimmi Former USSR and Asia 9.5 TL 1877
Benthophilus kessleri Asia 4.6 TL 1927
Benthophilus leobergius Caspian stellate tadpole-goby Europe and Asia 14.3 TL 1949
Benthophilus leptocephalus Asia 5.4 TL 1877
Benthophilus leptorhynchus Short-snout pugolovka Asia 4 TL 1877
Benthophilus macrocephalus Caspian tadpole goby Europe and Asia 11.6 TL 1787
Benthophilus magistri Azov tadpole goby Europe 8.4 TL 1927
Benthophilus mahmudbejovi Small-spine tadpole-goby Eurasia 6.6 TL 1976
Benthophilus nudus Black Sea tadpole-goby Europe 15 TL 1898
Benthophilus ragimovi Western Asia 2004
Benthophilus spinosus Spiny pugolovka Former USSR and Asia 3.4 TL 1877
Benthophilus stellatus Stellate tadpole-goby Europe 13.5 TL 1874
Benthophilus svetovidovi Asia 1979
Boleophthalmus birdsongi Birdsong's mudskipper Indo-West Pacific 11.1 SL 1989
Boleophthalmus boddarti Boddart's goggle-eyed goby Indo-West Pacific 22 TL 1770
Boleophthalmus caeruleomaculatus Bluespotted mudskipper Known only from Austalia. 16.5 SL 1918
Boleophthalmus dussumieri Indian Ocean 18.7 TL 1837
Boleophthalmus pectinirostris Great blue spotted mudskipper Northwest Pacific 20 TL 1758
Boleophthalmus poti Western Pacific 10.8 SL 2013
Bollmannia boqueronensis White-eye goby Western Atlantic 10 TL 1899
Bollmannia chlamydes Eastern Pacific 14 SL 1890
Bollmannia communis Ragged goby Western Central Atlantic 12 SL 1942
Bollmannia eigenmanni Shelf goby Western Central Atlantic 14 SL 1896
Bollmannia gomezi Colombian goby Eastern Central Pacific 14 SL 1981
Bollmannia litura Citrine goby Western Atlantic 14 SL 1935
Bollmannia macropoma Frailscale goby Eastern Pacific 1892
Bollmannia marginalis Apostrophe goby Eastern Pacific 1939
Bollmannia ocellata Pennant goby Eastern Central Pacific 14 SL 1892
Bollmannia stigmatura Tailspot goby Eastern Pacific 14 SL 1892
Bollmannia umbrosa Dusky goby Eastern Central Pacific 14 SL 1939
Brachyamblyopus brachysoma Asia 10.5 TL 1854
Brachygobius aggregatus Schooling bumblebee goby Asia 4.4 SL 1940
Brachygobius doriae Bumblebee goby Asia 4.2 TL 1868
Brachygobius kabiliensis Kabili bumblebee goby Asia 1.8 SL 1958
Brachygobius mekongensis Asia 1.8 SL 2000
Brachygobius nunus Asia 2.5 SL 1822
Brachygobius sabanus Asia 2.7 SL 1958
Brachygobius sua Sua bumblebee goby Asia 4.2 TL 1931
Brachygobius xanthomelas Asia 2 SL 1937
Brachygobius xanthozonus Bumblebee fish Asia 3.8 SL 1849
Bryaninops amplus Large whip goby Indo-Pacific 4.6 SL 1985
Bryaninops annella Western Pacific 2.7 SL 2014
Bryaninops dianneae Western Central Pacific 1985
Bryaninops discus Indian Ocean 1.9 SL 2012
Bryaninops earlei Western Pacific 1.4 SL 2014
Bryaninops erythrops Erythrops goby Indo-Pacific 2.3 TL 1906
Bryaninops isis Isis goby Western Pacific 1.5 SL 1985
Bryaninops loki Loki whip-goby Indo-Pacific 4.5 SL 1985
Bryaninops natans Redeye goby Indo-Pacific 2.5 TL 1985
Bryaninops nexus Upside-down goby Western Pacific 2.3 SL 1987
Bryaninops ridens Ridens goby Indo-Pacific 1.8 SL 1959
Bryaninops spongicolus Indian Ocean 2.5 SL 2012
Bryaninops tectus Western Pacific 1.9 SL 2014
Bryaninops tigris Black coral goby Indo-Pacific 2.5 SL 1985
Bryaninops translucens Western Pacific 2.3 SL 2014
Bryaninops yongei Whip coral goby Indo-Pacific 3.5 SL 1969
Buenia affinis De Buen's goby Mediterranean Sea 3.3 SL 1930
Buenia jeffreysii Jeffrey's goby Eastern Atlantic 6 TL 1867
Buenia lombartei Mediterranean 2.8 SL 2018
Buenia massutii Western Mediterranean 2.2 SL 2017



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