Tank goby Glossogobius giurus, copyright Wibowo Djatmiko.

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. Caudal short.

<==Glossogobius Gill 1862S60
    |--*G. platycephalus (Richardson 1845) [=Gobius platycephalus]S60
    |--G. aureus Akihito & Megura 1975GM90
    |--G. biocellatus (Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837)GM90 [=Gobius biocellatusM58; incl. Gl. aglestes Jordan & Seale 1905H27]
    |--G. brunneus [incl. Gobius fasciatopunctatus]JR10
    |--G. brunnoides (Nichols 1951) [=Gobius (Glossogobius) brunnoides]M58
    |--G. bulmeri Whitley 1959AC90
    |--G. celebius (Valenciennes 1837)M58 (see below for synonymy)
    |--G. coatesi Hoese & Allen 1990AC90
    |--G. giurus (Hamilton 1822)GM90 (see below for synonymy)
    |--G. intermediusB50
    |--G. koragensis Herre 1935AC90
    |--G. matanensisB50
    |--G. olivaceus (Temminck & Schlegel 1845)GM90
    |--G. sparsipapillus Akihito & Meguro 1976GM90
    |--G. tenuiformis Fowler 1934GM90
    `--G. torrentis Hoese & Allen 1990AC90

Glossogobius celebius (Valenciennes 1837)M58 [=Gobius celebiusM58, Gl. giurus var. celebiusM58; incl. Go. concavifrons Ramsay & Douglas-Ogilby 1886M58, Gl. concavifronsM58, Go. fusiformis Bleeker 1849H27, Go. pavo Steindachner 1867H27, Glossogobius pavoJR10, Go. phaiosoma Bleeker 1849H27]

Glossogobius giurus (Hamilton 1822)GM90 [=Gobius giurusAC90; incl. Go. circumspectus Macleay 1884M58, Glossogobius circumspectusM58, Gl. grandidieri Playfair 1868S59, Gl. kokius Val. 1837S59, Gobius obscuripinnis Peters 1868H27, Gl. giurus var. obscuripinnisH27, Go. spectabilis Günther 1861H27, Gl. spectabilisJR10]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[AC90] Allen, G. R., & D. Coates. 1990. An ichthyological survey of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 34: 31–116.

[B50] Brooks, J. L. 1950. Speciation in ancient lakes (concluded). Quarterly Review of Biology 25: 131–176.

[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.

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

[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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