Twospine Sandgoby (species: Oplopomops diacanthus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Oplopomops diacanthus
Twospine Sandgoby

©Anne Hoggett: Oplopomops diacanthus about 5 cm long at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island. Doug Hoese was not able to identify this fish from the photo (iNaturalist, Feb 2019). He says it is a very good colour match for Hazeus diacanthus and also similar to an undescribed Favonigobius from Lizard Island. Hazeus has a thickened and stiff spine at the beginning of the first and second dorsal fin. The full resolution version of this photo shows that not to be the case and shows only 6-7 rays in the first dorsal fin. This rules out Hazeus and suggests Favonigobius. Thanks Doug and Amada Hay!
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Oplopomops
Species Oplopomops diacanthus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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