Starry Goby (species: Asterropteryx semipunctata) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Asterropteryx semipunctata
Starry Goby

©Anne Hoggett: Asterropteryx semipunctata near the sandspit at Palfrey Island, Lizard Island Group. Common in this area.

©Anne Hoggett: Asterropteryx semipunctata about 5 cm long at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island.

©Andy Lewis: Starry Goby, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Asterropteryx
Species Asterropteryx semipunctata



Distinguishing features

Blotchy brown/green with rows of bright blue spots on sides.


  • Up to 6 cm (length according to Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Caley, M.J. (1991). Mechanisms of coexistence in communities of coral-reef fishes, Ph.D. thesis, University of Sydney. LIRS catalog number 307.
  • Caley, M.J. (1995). Community dynamics of tropical reef fishes: local patterns between latitudes, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 129: 7-18. LIRS catalog number 447.
  • Caley, M.J. (1995). Reef fish community structure and dynamics: in interaction between local and larger-scale processes? Marine Ecology Progress Series, 129: 19-29. LIRS catalog number 448.
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