Favonigobius exquisitus (Whitley, 1950)

Common Name: 
Exquisite Sandgoby

Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the south west Pacific region. In Australia recorded from northern Queensland south to the Victorian border.

Ecological Notes: 

Frequents intertidal zones, tide pools, coastal bays and estuaries, to a depth of at least 10 m.

Additional Notes: 

Mottled brownish background with a row of black spots below midline. Large adults with red spots on dorsal fin. Feeds on small crustaceans, polychaete worms and other invertebrates. Grows to 9 cm.


Kuiter, R. H., Coastal Fishes of South-Eastern Australia. Published by Crawford House Press Pty. Ltd., 1993. p.349.

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=Favonigobius+exquisitus. Accessed 26/05/18.

FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. https://fishbase.ca/summary/Favonigobius-exquisitus.html. Accessed 26/05/18.