Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37428152

Species Gnatholepis anjerensis (Bleeker, 1851)

Shoulderspot Sandgoby, Eye-bar Sand-goby, Eyebar Goby, Orange Ear Goby, Shoulderspot Goby, Yellowspot Goby


Because of the confusion between this species and Gnatholepis cauruensis earlier literature records often cannot be reliably assigned to species.




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Ashmore Reef and Cartier Reef, Timor Sea, Long Island, WA (28°29'S) to One Tree Island, QLD, records from Christmas Island require confirmation; tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Province (2), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, coral reef, inshore, sand bottom marine.


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 03-Jul-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 07-Apr-2015 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED