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Genus Taenioides Lacépède, 1800

Eel Gobies



The genus is in need of revision and the names used here are tentative. Murdy (2018) is followed here for Australian species.


Excluded Taxa


GOBIIDAE: Taenioides limicola Smith, 1964 [now regarded as a junior synonym of Trypauchenopsis intermedius Volz, 1903; Australian records based on misidentified Caragobius rubristriatus] — Shibukawa, K. & Murdy, E.O. 2012. A redescription of the eel goby Trypauchenopsis (Gobiidae: Amblyopinae) with comments on relationships. Copeia 2012(3): 527-534

Other Excluded

GOBIIDAE: Taenioides cirratus (Blyth, 1860) [species of uncertain identity]




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

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)
07-Nov-2019 GOBIIDAE 21-Sep-2022 MODIFIED
04-Dec-2018 GOBIOIDEI 21-Sep-2022 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 21-Sep-2022 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED