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CAAB: 37428215

Species Paragobiodon modestus (Regan, 1908)

Redhead Pocillopora Goby, Redhead, Redhead Goby, Warthead Goby, Warty-headed Goby



Frequently mistaken for Paragobiodon echinocephalus, which occurs in the coral Stylophora. Reports from the coral Seriatopora are based on misidentified Paragobiodoon melanosoma.




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Rowley Shoals and Scott Reef (14°01'S) to Cartier Reef (123°34'E), WA and Lizard Island, QLD (14°40'S) to Broughton Island, (32°37'S), Middleton Reef, NSW (29°27'S); tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Timor Province (2), Northwest Transition (3), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, coral reef, inshore.

Extra Ecological Information

Associated with coral (Pocillopora).


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 05-Jul-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 28-Mar-2012 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED