Hector's goby

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Hector's goby
Hector's Goby.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Koumansetta
K. hectori
Binomial name
Koumansetta hectori
  • Seychellea hectori J. L. B. Smith, 1957
  • Amblygobius hectori (J. L. B. Smith, 1957)

Hector's goby (Koumansetta hector) is a species of goby native to the Indian Ocean (including the Red Sea) to the islands of Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean. It can be found on sheltered coral reefs at depths of from 3 to 30 metres (9.8 to 98.4 ft) (though usually between 5 to 20 metres (16 to 66 ft)). This species reaches a length of 8.5 centimetres (3.3 in) SL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2] The specific name honours Gordon Hector (b. 1918) who was Chief Secretary to the Government of the Seychelles, in gratitude for his help to Smith’s work in the Seychelles.[3]


  1. ^ Larson, H. (2016). "Koumansetta hectori". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T68332344A68333759. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T68332344A68333759.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Koumansetta hectori" in FishBase. June 2013 version.
  3. ^ Christopher Scharpf; Kenneth J. Lazara (14 July 2018). "Order GOBIIFORMES: Family GOBIIDAE (I-p)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 3 September 2018.