Amblygobius bynoensis, copyright Alex Hoschke.

Belongs within: Gobiidae.

Amblygobius is an Indo-Pacific genus of gobies bearing large lower canines and a small gill opening (Smith 1960).

Characters (from Smith 1960): 50–80 ctenoid scales, cycloid predorsal, and on opercle. Gill opening little more than pectoral base. 12–16 rays in dorsal and anal fins. Pelvic fraenum moderate. Large lower canines.

<==Amblygobius Bleeker 1874S60 [incl. Odontogobius Bleeker 1874H27]
    |--*A. sphynx (Valenciennes 1837)S60 (see below for synonymy)
    |--A. albimaculatus (Rüppell 1828)S60 (see below for synonymy)
    |--A. bynoensis (Richardson 1844–1848)H27 (see below for synonymy)
    |--A. decussatus (Bleeker 1855) [=Gobius decussatus]M58
    |--A. inornatus Herre 1927H27
    |--A. linki Herre 1927M58
    |--A. myersi Herre 1936S59
    |--A. nocturnus (Herre 1945)MM09
    |--A. perpusillus (Seale 1909) [=Rhinogobius perpusillus]H27
    |    |--A. p. perpusillusH27
    |    `--A. p. buanensis Herre 1927H27
    `--A. rainfordi (Whitley 1940)MM09

Amblygobius albimaculatus (Rüppell 1828)S60 [=Gobius albimaculatusS60; incl. Am. annulatus de Vis 1884S59, Apocryptes fasciatus Macleay 1884M58, Apocryptodon fasciatusM58, Amblygobius papilio Val. 1837S59, Gobius phalaena Valenciennes 1837H27, S59, Am. phalaenaM58, Am. quinqueocellatus Val. 1837S59, Am. semicinctus Benn. 1833S59, Gobius vonbondei Smith 1936S60]

Amblygobius bynoensis (Richardson 1844–1848)H27 [=Gobius bynoensisH27, *Odontogobius bynoensisJR10; incl. G. stenophthalmus Bleeker 1851H27]

*Amblygobius sphynx (Valenciennes 1837)S60 [=Gobius sphynxS60, G. sphinx Günther 1861H27, Amblygobius sphinxH27; incl. G. rubrotaeniatus Lienard 1839S59, G. stagon Smith 1949S60]

*Type species of generic name indicated


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

[JR10] Jordan, D. S., & R. E. Richardson. 1910. Check-list of the species of fishes known from the Philippine archipelago. Bureau of Printing: Manila.

[MM09] Moore, G., & S. Morrison. 2009. Fishes of three North West Shelf atolls of Western Australia: Mermaid (Rowley Shoals), Scott and Seringapatam Reefs. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 77: 221–255.

[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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