Old Glory Goby (species: Koumansetta rainfordi) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Koumansetta rainfordi
Old Glory Goby

©Renato Morais: Koumansetta rainfordi in the Lizard Island lagoon near Palfrey Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Koumansetta rainfordi about 6 cm long at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Koumansetta
Species Koumansetta rainfordi



Distinguishing features

Orange stripes on a grey/green body, a row of white spots on upper back, a black spot on upper side of tail peduncle and a black spot outlined in yellow on second dorsal fin.


  • Up to 6 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Bay, L.K. (2005). The population genetic structure of coral reef fishes on the Great Barrier Reef, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 967.
  • Bay, L.K., K. Buechler, M. Gagliano and M.J. Caley (2006). Intraspecific variation in the pelagic larval duration of tropical reef fishes, Journal of Fish Biology, 68: 1206-1214. LIRS catalog number 958.
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