General Description

Head and body strongly compressed (narrow from side to side), eyes close together, snout rounded and a large mouth in males. Body is pale brown, with dark mottling above, and five to six diagonal dark brown bands on middle to lower sides, belly pale. First dorsal fin has a large bluish to dark brown spot, second dorsal fin with diagonal bands. Body up to 6 cm.


Like other gobies, females lay their eggs onto the substrate.


Eastern and southern Australia.


Found in upper parts of estuaries and lower freshwater parts of coastal rivers and streams, in depths of 0-10 m; in muddy areas and amongst seagrass beds and mangroves.

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