Belongs within: Eleotridae. Eleotris is a tropical genus of sleepers bearing a concealed spine at the preopercle angle (Smith 1958). Sleepers Published 16 June 2014 Fishes of the genus Eleotris are a group of gobioids commonly known as the spinycheek sleepers. I haven’t found a definite statement as to why they’re called sleepers, but presumably… Continue reading Eleotris


Belongs within: Gobionellidae. The Sicydiinae are a group of gobies with a single row of teeth each side of the lower jaw and  fleshy lobe each side of the pelvic fraenum (Smith 1960). Characters (from Smith 1960, as Sicydiaphiinae): Elongate body, naked, partly or fully scaly. Two dorsal fins. Pelvics cup-shaped, free or adnate to… Continue reading Sicydiinae


Belongs within: Gobiomorpharia.Contains: Sicydiinae, Stenogobius, Ctenogobius, Periophthalmidae, Gobioididae. The Gobionellidae are a clade of gobies with five branchiostegals and fused pelvic fins, primarily supported by molecular data (Thacker 2009). <==Gobionellidae | i. s.: Gobionellus [Gobionellinae]T09 | `–G. shufeldtiB96 | Lepidogobius lepidusND13 | Hazeus Jordan & Snyder 1901H27 | `–H. baliuris (Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837)GM90 |–+–Acanthogobius… Continue reading Gobionellidae


Belongs within: Gobionellidae. The Gobioididae are long-bodied gobies with long dorsal and anal fins united with the caudal, and small eyes below the skin. <==Gobioididae [Amblyopinae, Taenioididae, Trypauchenidae] |–Gobioides brachygasterJR10 |–TrypauchenopsisH27 |–TyntlastesH27 |–TrypauchenophrysH27 |–Amblyopus taeniaH27 |–Odontamblyopus Koumans 1941TP86 | `–O. rubicundus (Hamilton Buchanan 1822)TP86 |–Amblyotrypauchen Hora 1924S59 | `–*A. arctocephalus (Alcock 1890) [=Amblyopus arctocephalus]S59 |–Sericagobioides… Continue reading Gobioididae


Belongs within: Gobionellidae. Ctenogobius is an Indo-Pacific genus of gobies characterised by an absence of median predorsal scales (Smith 1960). Characters (from Smith 1960): 25–35 scales; few on side of nape, none median predorsal on head. Canines in males. Tongue truncate or bilobed. Gill opening barely exceeds pectoral base. Pelvic fraenum strong. 7–12 dorsal and… Continue reading Ctenogobius


Belongs within: Gobiidae. Rhinogobius is a genus of fairly generalised gobies largely defined by the absence of features of other genera. Characters (from Herre 1927): Dorsal VI, 1–8 to 11; anal I, 7 to 9; scales in longitudinal series 23 to 38. Body slender and elongate or bulky and subcylindrical anteriorly, laterally compressed, head always… Continue reading Rhinogobius


Belongs within: Gobiomorpharia.Contains: Rhinogobius, Vaimosa, Gobius, Cryptocentrus, Stigmatogobius, Oxyurichthys, Glossogobius, Coryphopterus, Bathygobius, Acentrogobius, Eviota, Gobiodontinae, Parioglossus, Amblygobius. The Gobiidae are a diverse clade of gobies, mostly small fish with five branchiostegals and a single epural, supported by molecular data (Thacker 2009). Croilia mossambica from Polela Lake in Mozambique differs from other species in having the first… Continue reading Gobiidae


Belongs within: Gobiidae. Cryptocentrus is an Indo-Pacific genus of long-bodied gobies. Characters (from Smith 1960): 85–125 ctenoid or cycloid scales. Head and nape naked or scaly. Gill opening wide. Pelvic fraenum strong. 9–13 soft rays in dorsal and anal fins. Caudal longer or shorter than head. <==Cryptocentrus Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837S60 |–*C. cryptocentrus (Cuvier &… Continue reading Cryptocentrus


Belongs within: Gobiidae. Gobius is a genus of often colourful gobies found mostly in shallow bays and estuaries (Herre 1927). Characters (from Herre 1927): Dorsal VI, 1–10 to 11; anal I, 8 to 12; scales in a longitudinal series 22 to 42. Body stout, oblong, sides of posterior half compressed; head large, broad, moderately depressed,… Continue reading Gobius


Belongs within: Gobiidae. Glossogobius is an Indo-Pacific, mostly freshwater genus of gobies with a depressed head and bilobed tongue (Smith 1960). Characters (from Smith 1960): 25–40 ctenoid scales, nape scaly, to eyes in adult, opercle scaly, head otherwise naked. Gill opening wide, front half of membranes united with isthmus. Tongue strongly bilobed. Pelvic fraenum strong.… Continue reading Glossogobius