Cryptocentroides gobioides (Ogilby, 1886)

Common Name: 
Crested Oystergoby

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. 


Atlas of Living Australia website at Accessed 06/12/2020.

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