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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Perciformes (order)  »  Gobiidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 428240 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Pseudogobius aquilonius   Larson & Hammer, 2001

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 428 Gobiidae (Gobies) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Northern Fatnose Goby
Organism Type: a goby
Synonyms: Pseudogobius poicilosoma (in CAAB, Larson 1996: 11 (Roper R; Nayarnpi Ck; Towns R); Hoese et al. 2006: 1680 (NT; N coast); Larson 2001: 203 (in part; Indonesia; PNG; NT, Qld)
Pseudogobius poicilosomus (in Larson et al. 2013: 207 (Cannon Hill Lagoon; Buffalo Ck; Leanyer Swamp; Groote Eylandt; Home Ck; Ludmilla Ck; N side Channel I; creek at Elizabeth R mouth; Kakadu; creek S of Pickertaramoor, Maxwell Ck, Melville I; Roper R; Nayarnpi Ck; Towns R; Sandfly Beach; Middle Beach; creek on E side Vanderlin Island; Field Island, NT)
Pseudogobius sp.—Davis 1988: 164 (Buffalo Ck, Leanyer Swamp); Blaber et al. 1992: 9 (Groote Eylandt)
Pseudogobius sp. 2 (cf poicilosomus) [(Larson 1992: 9 (Home Ck); Larson & Williams 1997: 370 (Ludmilla Ck; N side Channel I]; creek at Elizabeth R mouth); Larson 1997: 41 (Kakadu); Larson 1998: 36 (creek S of Pickertaramoor, Maxwell Ck, Melville I); Larson 1999b: 44 (Kakadu)
Pseudogobius sp. B ‘plain’—Hammer et al. 2021: 4 (northern Australia, Broome to Brisbane [diagnosable at nuclear and mitochondrial markers]).
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Habitat: Estuarine
Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 37 428975     Pseudogobius spp.
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-09-13.
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 5 m.
Taxon Notes:Updated from Pseudogobius poicilosoma after Larson & Hammer 2001. Endemic to northern Australia (from Dampier, WA to Brisbane, Qld). May occur in adjoining areas of southern New Guinea, but no samples found. Shallow-water estuarine, found in tidal rivers, mangrove creeks and muddy tide-pools, at depths of 0–1 m, with substrate of sandy mud, mud and mangrove roots, logs and leaf litter. Found among a variety of mangroves, and often in marginal habitats such as small drainage creeks running through exposed salt flats. Co-occurs at its microhabitat or location with all other species recorded in northern Australia (including minor overlap with P. eos around Brisbane) (Larson & Hammer 2021).
Record source: Larson, H. K., Hammer, M. P., 2021. A revision of the gobiid fish genus Pseudogobius (Teleostei, Gobiidae, Tridentigerinae), with description of seven new species from Australia and South-east Asia, Zootaxa, Vol. 4961, 1: 001-085. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4961.1.1
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