species: Gobiodon sp. d in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Gobiodon sp. d

©Marty Hing: Gobiodon sp. d from off Coconut Beach, Lizard Island. These fish were captured for research under permit using clove oil and were released alive.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Gobiodon
Species Gobiodon sp. d

Distinguishing features

Uniform red or brown/red body colouration, black fins, five blue vertical lines on the face (similar to Gobiodon quinquestrigatus), and a gold ring around the eye.

Gobiodon sp D is a local name for this species, used by coral goby researchers at Lizard Island.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



Web resources


  • Hing, M.L., O.S. Klanten, M.Y.L. Wong and M. Dowton (2019). Drivers of sociality in Gobiodon fishes: an assessment of phylogeny, ecology and life-history. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 137: 263-273. LIRS catalog number 2308.