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CAAB: 37428259

Species Taenioides mordax (De Vis, 1883)

Eastern Eelgoby, Eastern Eel Goby



The species was listed as a possible synonym of Taenioides cirratus by Koumans (1940, 1953) and may not be a distinct species, but probably a synonym of T. anguillaris.




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Derby, WA and Cooktown, QLD (15°28'S), to Hawkesbury River, NSW (33°45'S); tropical.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


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

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, burrower, estuary, inshore, mud 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 19-Oct-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 02-Apr-2012 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED