Acentrogobius janthinopterus, copyright Ria Tan.

Belongs within: Gobiidae.

Acentrogobius is an Indo-Pacific genus of gobies with a strong pelvic fraenum and small gill opening (Smith 1960).

Characters (from Smith 1960): Less than forty ctenoid scales, some on nape, sometimes on opercle, head otherwise naked. Gill opening barely exceeds pectoral base. Pelvic fraenum strong. Rarely silk-like rays in pectoral.

<==Acentrogobius Bleeker 1874S60
    |--A. viridipunctatus (Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837)GM90 (see below for synonymy)
    |--A. aestuarius Smith 1959S59
    |--A. audax Smith 1959S59
    |--A. balteatops Smith 1959S60
    |--A. balteatus (Herre 1935) [=Vaimosa balteata]M58
    |--A. belissimus Smith 1959S59
    |--A. bontii (Bleeker 1849)S59 [=Gobius bontiiS59; incl. Ctenogobius waigiensis Herre 1935M58]
    |--A. caninus (Valenciennes 1837)S59 (see below for synonymy)
    |--A. cauerensis (Bleeker 1853)S60 (see below for synonymy)
    |--A. decoratus (Herre 1927) [=Rhinogobius decoratus]M58
    |--A. ferox Smith 1959S59
    |--A. globicepsS59
    |--A. hendersoni Herre 1936S59
    |--A. janthinopterusGM90
    |--A. multifasciatus Smith 1959S59
    |--A. neilli (Day 1868) [=Gobius neilli; incl. Rhinogobius melanobranchus Fowler 1934]S59
    |--A. ornatus (Rüppell 1828)S59 (see below for synonymy)
    |--A. pflaumii (Bleeker 1853)HJ08
    |--A. reichei (Bleeker 1853)S60 [incl. Ctenogobius cylindricus Bleeker 1875S59, Gobius zanzibarensis Sauvage 1875S59]
    |--A. signatus (Peters 1855)S59
    |--A. simplex (Sauvage 1875)S59
    |--A. simulus Smith 1960S60
    |--A. spence (Smith 1946)S60
    `--A. triangularis (Weber 1909)S60 [=Gobius triangularisS59, A. bontii var. triangularisM58]

Acentrogobius caninus (Valenciennes 1837)S59 [=Gobius caninusS59, G. cazinus (l. c.)H27, Rhinogobius caninusH27; incl. Gobius grandinosus E & S 1841H27, S59, Rhinogobius caninus magnisquamatus Herre 1927 (n. n.)H27]

Acentrogobius cauerensis (Bleeker 1853)S60 [=Gobius cauerensisS59; incl. G. capistratus Peters 1855S60, G. (Gnatholepis) knighti de Beaufort 1913M58, G. ophthalmotaenia Bleeker 1854H27]

Acentrogobius ornatus (Rüppell 1828)S59 [=Gobius ornatusS59; incl. G. elegans Fowler 1928M58, S59, G. interstinctus Richardson 1844–1848H27, Sicyopterus maritimus Fourmanoir 1954S59, G. periophthalmoides Bleeker 1851H27, Acentrogobius ventralis Val. 1837S59]

Acentrogobius viridipunctatus (Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837)GM90 [=Gobius viridipunctatusM58, Rhinogobius (Drombus) viridipunctatusH27; incl. G. chlorostigma Bleeker 1849S60, *Acentrogobius chlorostigmaS60, G. venenatus Weber 1908M58]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[GM90] Gill, H. S., & P. J. Miller. 1990. A new genus and species of goby from the Swan-Avon Estuary, Western Australia, with a redescription of the genus Favonigobius Whitley, 1930. Records of the Western Australian Museum 14 (4): 503–525.

[H27] Herre, A. W. 1927. Gobies of the Philippines and the China Sea. Bureau of Printing: Manila.

[HJ08] Huisman, J. M., D. S. Jones, F. E. Wells & T. Burton. 2008. Introduced marine biota in Western Australian waters. Records of the Western Australian Museum 25 (1): 1–44.

[M58] Munro, I. S. R. 1958. The fishes of the New Guinea region: a check-list of the fishes of New Guinea incorporating records of species collected by the Fisheries Survey Vessel “Fairwind” during the years 1948 to 1950. Papua and New Guinea Agricultural Journal 10 (4): 97–369 (reprinted: 1958. Territory of Papua and New Guinea Fisheries Bulletin no. 1).

[S59] Smith, J. L. B. 1959. Gobioid fishes of the families Gobiidae, Periophthalmidae, Trypauchenidae, Taenioididae and Kraemeriidae of the western Indian Ocean. Ichthyological Bulletin 13: 185–225.

[S60] Smith, J. L. B. 1960. Fishes of the family Gobiidae in South Africa. Ichthyological Bulletin 18: 299–314.

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