The eel gobies can be recognised by their elongate, scaleless body, tiny eyes, upturned mouths, and long-based dorsal and anal fins.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
- Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
- McCulloch, A.R., 1922. Check list of the Fishes and Fish-Like Animals of New South Wales. Royal Zoological Society of NSW. Pp. i-XXvi, 1-104, Pl. i-xliii.