Cryptocentroides gobioides (Ogilby, 1886)

Common Name: 
Crested Oystergoby
Distribution: 

Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from central Queensland to central New South Wales only.

Ecological Notes: 

Found in estuarine and brackish waters, usually in shallow oyster zones, retreating under rocks or into holes when threatened. Specimen pictured photographed in 3 m.

Additional Notes: 

Dark in colour with orange red stripes on body, blue spots on face and body. Shy and difficult to observe, grows to 12 cm. 

References: 

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=Cryptocentroides+gobioides. Accessed 06/12/2020.

FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. https://fishbase.ca/summary/Cryptocentroides-gobioides.html. Accessed 23/05/18.