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CAAB: 37428025

Species Psammogobius biocellatus (Valenciennes, 1837)

Sleepy Goby, Estuary Goby, Mangrove Goby


The species, as currently recognised, appears to be a complex of two or more described species. Because several names are available we retain the oldest name here, until further work clarifies the species definitions.




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Kimberley Region, WA (126°20'E) to near Coffs Harbour, NSW (29°18'S); tropical, Indo-west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, estuary, inshore, sand bottom marine.

Extra Ecological Information

Buries in sand.


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 19-Oct-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 08-Apr-2015 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED