Silverspot Shrimpgoby (species: Ctenogobiops maculosus) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ctenogobiops maculosus
Silverspot Shrimpgoby

©Rick Stuart-Smith: Ctenogobiops maculosus at Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Ctenogobiops
Species Ctenogobiops maculosus



Distinguishing features

White streak on pectoral fin base; diagonal rows of gold lines from top lip across cheek to head behind eye.


  • Up to 7 cm (length according to Allen and Erdmann, 2012)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen and M.V. Erdmann, G.R. (2012). Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III in: Reef fishes of the East Indies. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. LIRS catalog number 90162.

Other references

  • Lubbock, R. and N.V.C. Polunin (1977). Notes on the Indo-West Pacific genus Ctenogobiops (Teleostei: Gobiidae), with descriptions of three new species, Revue suisse Zool., 84(2): 505-514. LIRS catalog number 17.
  • Thacker, C.E., A.R. Thompson, T.C. Adam and J.-P. Chen (2010). Phylogeny and character evolution in the Indo-Pacific genus Ctenogobiops (Gobiiformes: Gobiidae). Ichthyological Research, 57: 231-239. LIRS catalog number 1410.