Australian Biological Resources Study

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CAAB: 37428047

Species Amblygobius nocturnus (Herre, 1945)

Pyjama Goby, False Sleeper Goby, Nocturn Goby, Nocturna Goby



Two colour phases are known from Australia and it is likely that two species are referred to this name in Australia, and other species are known in this complex. Use of the name is tentative for Australian material.




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, Rowley Shoals, Scott Reef, Seringapatam Reef and Monte Bello Islands, WA (20°24'S) to Coral Bay, NT (132°04'E) and Tijou Reef (13°04'S) to Fairfax Reef (23°51'S), QLD, Elizabeth Reef and Lord Howe Island, NSW; tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Timor Province (2), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northwest Transition (3), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

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Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore.


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 29-Jun-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 11-Apr-2015 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED