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Glossogobius giuris
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Glossogobius
T. N. Gill, 1859
Type species
Gobius platycephalus as a synonym of Glossogobius giuris

Aloricatogobius Munro, 1964
Cephalogobius Bleeker, 1874
Illana H.M. Smith & Seale, 1906
Stupidogobius Aurich, 1938

Glossogobius is a genus of gobies native to fresh, brackish and marine waters from Africa to the coasts of the western Pacific Ocean. They are found in Madagascar, South Africa, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Malawi, Swaziland, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mozambique, the Solomon Islands, Palau, Fiji, New Caledonia, India, Laos, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Borneo, Nepal, Brunei Darussalam, Micronesia, Cambodia, Viet Nam, China, Réunion, the Seychelles, Mauritius, the Caroline Islands, Vanuatu, Malaysia and Russia. The genus also includes a troglobitic species, G. ankaranensis.


There are currently 32 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b c Hoese D.F.; Allen G.R. (2015). "Descriptions of three new species of Glossogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from New Guinea". Zootaxa. 3986 (2): 201–216. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3986.2.4.
  2. ^ Hoese, D.F.; Hadiaty, R.K. & Herder, F. (2015). "Review of the dwarf Glossogobius lacking head pores from the Malili lakes, Sulawesi, with a discussion of the definition of the genus" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 63: 14–26. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-19. Retrieved 2015-02-19.