Twospot Sandgoby (species: Fusigobius duospilus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Fusigobius duospilus
Twospot Sandgoby

©Anne Hoggett: Fusigobius duospilus at Lizard Island lagoon at night.

©Graham Edgar: Fusigobius duospilus at Cod Hole near Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Fusigobius
Species Fusigobius duospilus



Distinguishing features

Translucent with small white and brown blotches; a dark a small dark spot at the base of the tail and two dark spots at tip of first dorsal fin.


  • Up to 5.5 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

  • Goatley, C.H.R., A. Gonz├ílez-Cabello and D.R. Bellwood (2016). Reef-scale partitioning of cryptobenthic fish assemblages across the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 544: 271-280. LIRS catalog number 2039.
  • Holbrook, S.J., R.J. Schmitt, V. Messmer, A.J. Brooks, M. Srinivasan, P.L. Munday and G.P. Jones (2015). Reef fishes in biodiversity hotspots are at greatest risk from loss of coral species, PLOS One, doi10.1371/journal.pone.0124054. LIRS catalog number 1915.
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