Bearded worm goby Taenioides cirratus, copyright FAO.

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
    |--Amblyopus taeniaH27
    |--Odontamblyopus Koumans 1941TP86
    |    `--O. rubicundus (Hamilton Buchanan 1822)TP86
    |--Amblyotrypauchen Hora 1924S59
    |    `--*A. arctocephalus (Alcock 1890) [=Amblyopus arctocephalus]S59
    |--Sericagobioides Herre 1927H27
    |    `--*S. lighti Herre 1927H27
    |--Ctenotrypauchen Steindachner 1867TP86
    |    |--*C. chinensis Steindachner 1867S59
    |    `--C. microcephalus (Bleeker 1860)TP86 [=Trypauchen microcephalusM58; incl. C. barnardi Hora 1926S59]
    |--Trypauchenichthys Bleeker 1860TP86
    |    |--T. sumatrensis Bleeker 1931TP86
    |    `--T. typus Bleeker 1860TP86
    |--Trypauchen Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837TP86
    |    |--T. raha Popta 1922TP86
    |    |--T. taenia Koumans in Weber & de Beaufort 1953TP86
    |    `--T. vagina Bloch & Schneider 1801TP86
    |--Brachyamblyopus Bleeker 1874TP86
    |    |--B. brachysoma (Bleeker 1853)TP86
    |    |--B. coecus (Weber 1913)TP86
    |    |--B. intermedius (Volz 1903)TP86
    |    |--B. multiradiatus (Hardenberg 1931)TP86
    |    |--B. olivaceus Herre 1927H27
    |    `--B. urolepis (Bleeker 1852) [=Amblyopus urolepis]AC90
    `--Taenioides Lacépède 1800TP86
         |--T. anguillaris (Linnaeus 1758)TP86 (see below for synonymy)
         |--T. buchanani (Day 1873)TP86
         |--T. caeculus (Bloch & Schneider 1801) [=Caepola caecula, Amblyopus caeculus, Gobioides caeculus]H27
         |--T. cirratus (Blyth 1860)TP86 (see below for synonymy)
         |--T. eruptionis (Bleeker 1849)TP86
         |--T. esquivel Smith 1946S59
         |--T. gracilis (Valenciennes 1837)S59 [=Amblyopus gracilisH27, Gobioides gracilisH27]
         `--T. jacksoni Smith 1943S59

Taenioides anguillaris (Linnaeus 1758)TP86 [=Gobius anguillarisM58; incl. Amblyopus hermannianus Bleeker 1868M58, Taenioides hermannianusM58]

Taenioides cirratus (Blyth 1860)TP86 [=Amblyopus cirratusM58, Gobioides cirratusH27; incl. A. brachygaster Jatzow & Lenz 1898S59, Taenioides brachygasterH27]

*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.

[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.

[TP86] Thinès, G., & G. Proudlove. 1986. Pisces. In: Botosaneanu, L. (ed.) Stygofauna Mundi: A Faunistic, Distributional, and Ecological Synthesis of the World Fauna inhabiting Subterranean Waters (including the Marine Interstitial) pp. 709–733. E. J. Brill/Dr W. Backhuys: Leiden.

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