General Description

A medium-sized goby with two diagonal dark bands originating on the head. The upper band crosses the gill cover and runs along the side usually to below the first dorsal fin. The lower band runs from below the eye, through the pectoral fin base and along the lower sides, breaking up into purplish-brown spots above the anal fin. Males have a long tail. Body up to 18 cm.


Pairs of Bridled Gobies live in burrows on sandy, silty or muddy bottoms in the upper reaches of bays and estuaries. This is one of the larger and more colourful gobies in southern waters.


Eastern, southern and western Australia, including Tasmania.


Upper reaches of bays and estuaries, and in the lower freshwater parts of streams.

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