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Genus Fusigobius Whitley, 1930



Randall (1995) regarded Fusigobius as a synonym of the New World genus Coryphopterus. However Thacker & Cole (2002) pointed out that Fusigobius lacks the median crest present on the head in Copryphopterus and that findings from genetic studies did not warrant merging of the two genera.

Australian material was not studied by Randall (2001). Consequently, use of the names of species described by Randall (2001) is tentative. Many of the species from Australia do not fully agree with the descriptions provided for other parts of the Indo-Pacific region.




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory, Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

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)
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 25-Apr-2012 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED