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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae Gobies
Subfamily: Gobiinae
Genus: Istigobius

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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm TL
Istigobius campbelli (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

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Istigobius campbelli
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Istigobius decoratus (Herre, 1927)

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Istigobius decoratus
[Decorated goby]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Istigobius diadema (Steindachner, 1876)

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Istigobius diadema
[Spectacled sandgoby]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Istigobius goldmanni (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Istigobius goldmanni
[Goldman's goby]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.6 cm TL
Istigobius hoesei Murdy & McEachran, 1982

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Istigobius hoesei
[Hoese's sandgoby]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.9 cm TL
Istigobius hoshinonis (Tanaka, 1917)

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Istigobius hoshinonis
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Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Istigobius murdyi
[Murdy’s sandgoby]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Istigobius nigroocellatus (Günther, 1873)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Istigobius nigroocellatus
[Black-spotted goby]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Istigobius ornatus (Rüppell, 1830)

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Istigobius ornatus
[Ornate goby]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 10.8 cm TL
Istigobius rigilius (Herre, 1953)

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Istigobius rigilius
[Rigilius goby]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Istigobius spence (Smith, 1947)

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Istigobius spence
[Pearl goby]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Istigobius campbelli Northwest Pacific 7.8 TL 1901
Istigobius decoratus Decorated goby Indo-West Pacific 13 TL 1927
Istigobius diadema Spectacled sandgoby Asia and Oceania 10 SL 1876
Istigobius goldmanni Goldman's goby Western Pacific 6 SL 1852
Istigobius hoesei Hoese's sandgoby Southwest Pacific 6.6 TL 1982
Istigobius hoshinonis Northwest Pacific 8.9 TL 1917
Istigobius murdyi Murdy’s sandgoby Eastern Indian Ocean to W 3.1 SL 2018
Istigobius nigroocellatus Black-spotted goby Eastern Indian Ocean 6.5 SL 1873
Istigobius ornatus Ornate goby Indo-Pacific 11 TL 1830
Istigobius rigilius Rigilius goby Western Pacific 10.8 TL 1953
Istigobius spence Pearl goby Indo-Pacific 7.9 SL 1947



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