Belongs within: Acanthomorphata.Contains: Eleotridae, Butidae, Gobionellidae, Gobiidae, Amia, Apogoninae. The Gobiomorpharia are a diverse clade of fishes united by the presence of sensory papillae rows on the head and body, and by the production of adhesive eggs (Thacker 2009). In the nurseryfish Kurtus gulliveri, these eggs are attached in a cluster to a hook protruding… Continue reading Gobiomorpharia


Belongs within: Eleotridae. Hypseleotris is an Indo-Pacific genus of gudgeons distinguished by its strongly compressed body form (Smith 1958). Characters (from Smith 1958): Strongly compressed body covered with large ctenoid scales, head scaly except muzzle. Mouth small, fine teeth in bands in each jaw, outer series larger, no canines. Gill openings wide, to below head.… Continue reading Hypseleotris


Belongs within: Gobiomorpharia.Contains: Hypseleotris, Eleotris. The Eleotridae, sleepers, are a clade of often relatively large gobies supported by molecular data. <==Eleotridae [Eleotrididae, Eleotroidei] |–Austrolethops Whitley 1935 [Austrolethopinae]S58 | `–*A. wardi Whitley 1935S58 |–LioterinaeS58 | |–Eleotrica Ginsberg 1933S58 | |–Chriolepidops Smith 1958S58 | | `–*C. nebulofasciatus Smith 1958S58 | |–Satulinus Smith 1958S58 | | `–*S. zanzibarensis… Continue reading Eleotridae


Belongs within: Gobiomorpharia. The Butidae are a family of gobies bearing six branchiostegal rays supported by molecular data. Fishes be crazy Published 5 May 2016 Despite how it may look, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this fish. Butis butis is a moderately sized species of fish (up to about 14 cm in length) widespread… Continue reading Butidae


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