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Species Acentrogobius pflaumii (Bleeker, 1853)

Striped Sandgoby




New South Wales, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Port Phillip Bay, VIC and Botany Bay, NSW, Swan River, WA; temperate, Japan (also introduced to New Zealand).

Introduced from Japan.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Southwest Shelf Province (31), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, inshore, sand bottom marine.


General References

Akihito, Sakamoto, K., Ikeda, Y. & Sugiyama, K. 2002. Gobioidei. pp.1139-1310, 1596-1619 in Nakabo, T. (ed.). Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species. English edition. Tokyo : Toikai University Press pp. 867-1749. [1246]

Francis, M.P., Walsh, C., Morrison, M.A. & Middleton, C. 2003. Invasion of the Asian goby, Acentrogobius pflaumii, into New Zealand, with new locality records of the introduced bridled goby, Arenigobius bifrenatus. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 37: 105-112

Hoese, D.F. 2015. Family Gobiidae. pp. 1573-1582 in Roberts, C.D., Stewart, A.L. & Struthers, C.D. (eds). The Fishes of New Zealand. Wellington : Te Papa Press Vol. 4 pp. 1153-1748. [1575]

Hoese, D.F. & Larson, H.K. 2006. Family Gobiidae. pp. 1612-1697 in Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & Allen, G.R. Fishes. In, Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 35. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp. [1616]

Hoese, D.F. & Larson, H.K. 2008. Family Gobiidae. pp. 749-773 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp. [751]

Lockett, M.M. & Gomon, M.F. 2001. Ship mediated fish invasions in Australia: two new introductions and a consideration of two previous invasions. Biological Invasions 3: 187-192 [187]

Maddern, M.G.& Morrison, S. 2009. Introduction of the Streaked Goby Acentrogobius pflaumii (Bleeker 1853) (Pisces: Gobiidae) into southwestern Australia. Australian Zoologist 35(1): 96-99


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
04-Dec-2018 GOBIOIDEI 01-Jun-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 25-Aug-2014 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED