Southern Longfin Goby, Favonigobius lateralis (Macleay, 1881)
Long Finned Goby, Long-finned Goby
The Southern Longfin Goby is a small, bottom-dwelling species that lives on shallow, usually sandy substrates in marine waters of southern Australia.
The species is mottled above with a pale belly. There are two diagonal lines below the eye and a series of dark spots on the side of the body. A dark, elongated blotch is usually present on the operculum.
It occurs from Victoria and Tasmania across to Western Australia.
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.
- Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
- 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.