Silverspot Shrimpgoby (species: Ctenogobiops crocineus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ctenogobiops crocineus
Silverspot Shrimpgoby

©Rick Stuart-Smith: Ctenogobiops crocineus at Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Ctenogobiops
Species Ctenogobiops crocineus



Distinguishing features

White streak on pectoral fin base; diagonal rows of gold lines from top lip across cheek to head behind eye.


  • Up to 7 cm (length according to Allen and Erdmann, 2012)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa

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References that assist with identification

  • 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.

Other references

  • Bogorodsy, M.K.S.V. and J.E. Randall (2011). Redescription of the Red Sea gobiid fish Ctenogobiops maculosus (Fourmanoir) and validation of C. crocineus Smith, Zootaxa, 3054: 60-68.
  • Lubbock, R. and N.V.C. Polunin (1977). Notes on the Indo-West Pacific genus Ctenogobiops (Teleostei: Gobiidae), with descriptions of three new species, Revue suisse Zool., 84(2): 505-514. LIRS catalog number 17.
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