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Species Cryptocentroides argulus (Peters, 1868)

Insignia Goby, Insignia Prawn-goby, Insignia Shrimpgoby



This species has been known as Cryptocentroides insignis for many years. Use of the name is based on examination of the syntypes by Hoese & Larson. The name has been in use after 1899, incorrectly as an Oxyurichthys by Herre (1927) and therefore cannot be regarded as a nomen oblitum.




Northern Territory, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

North West Cape, WA (22°19'S) to Marchinbar Island, NT (136°40'E); tropical, west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, estuary, 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 02-Jul-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 11-Apr-2015 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED