Sphynx Goby (species: Amblygobius sphynx) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Amblygobius sphynx
Sphynx Goby

©Lyle Vail: Amblygobius sphynx about 12 cm long, in Halimeda/Caulerpa bed at 24 metres depth off NE shore of Lizard Island

©Lyle Vail: Amblygobius sphynx commonly found in pairs, in Halimeda/Caulerpa bed at 24 metres depth off NE coast of Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Amblygobius sphynx in Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, 16 metres depth, soft bottom away from reef.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Amblygobius
Species Amblygobius sphynx



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution


These gobies usually excavate their own burrows and are only occasionally found with alpheid shrimps at Lizard Island (Syms and Jones, 2004).

Web resources


  • Syms, C. and G.P. Jones (2004). Habitat structure, disturbance and the composition of sand-dwelling goby assemblages in a coral reef lagoon, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 268: 221-230. LIRS catalog number 881.