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CAAB: 37428264

Species Tridentiger trigonocephalus (Gill, 1860)

Trident Goby, Japanese Goby, Striped Tripletooth Goby


Generic Combinations




New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Sydney, NSW (33°51'S) to Port Kembla, NSW (34°27'E), Port Phillip Bay, VIC (145°02'E), near Adelaide, SA and Swan River (31°53'S) to near Bunbury, WA temperate, Japan.

Introduced from Japan.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, SA, Vic, WA: Swan Coastal Plain (SWA)


Southwest Shelf Province (31), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, estuary, freshwater, inshore, sand bottom marine, seagrass.


General References

Akihito, P. & Sakamoto, K. 1989. Reexamination of the status of the striped goby. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 36(1): 100-112 figs 1-7

Hammer, M.P. 2006. Range extensions for four estuarine gobies (Pisces: Gobiidae) in southern Australia: historically overlooked native taxa or recent arrivals. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 130(2): 187-196 [187]

Hoese, D.F. 1973. The introduction of the gobiid fishes Acanthogobius flavimanus and Tridentiger trigonocephalus into Australia. Koolewong 2(3): 3-5 1 fig. [3]

Hoese, D.F. & Larson, H.K. 1994. Family Gobiidae. pp. 781-810, figs 690-714 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs.

Hoese, D.F. & Larson, H.K. 2006. Family Gobiidae. pp. 1612-1697 in Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & Allen, G.R. Fishes. In, Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 35. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp. [1687]

Hoese, D.F. & Larson, H.K. 2008. Family Gobiidae. pp. 749-773 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp. [773]

Hutchins, J.B. & Swainston, R. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete field guide for anglers and divers. Perth : Swainston Publishing 180 pp. [98]

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. [346]

Paxton, J.R. & Hoese, D.F. 1985. The Japanese sea bass, Lateolabrax japonicus (Pisces, Percichthyidae), an apparent marine introduction into Australia. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 31(4): 369-372 fig. 1 [370]


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 25-Mar-2015 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED