Goldmann's Sandgoby (species: Istigobius goldmanni) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Istigobius goldmanni
Goldmann's Sandgoby

©Anne Hoggett: Istigobius goldmanni, Lizard Island lagoon

©Anne Hoggett: Istigobius goldmanni at Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Istigobius goldmanni at Loomis, Lizard Island lagoon (12 Mar 2016)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Istigobius
Species Istigobius goldmanni



Distinguishing features

Blends well with coarse sand background; white with darker lines and spots and a distinct row on lower side of short dark lines interspersed with white spots.


  • Up to 6.7 cm (length according to Allen and Erdmann, 2012)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Allen and M.V. Erdmann, G.R. (2012). Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III in: Reef fishes of the East Indies. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. LIRS catalog number 90162.
  • Depczynski, M. (2006). Small cryptic fishes on coral reefs: a new perspective on reef fish ecology and life histories, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 1070.
  • Depczynski, M. and D.R. Bellwood (2005). Wave energy and spatial variability in community structure of small cryptic coral reef fishes, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 303: 283-293. LIRS catalog number 932.
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