Wolfsnout goby

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Wolfsnout goby
Romblon, Philippines, June 2016
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Luposicya
Species: L. lupus
Binomial name
Luposicya lupus

The wolfsnout goby (Luposicya lupus), also known as the dognsout goby or cup-sponge goby, is a species of goby native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. This species lives on large fan-shaped or floppy sponges, particularly Phyllospongia foliascens and Phyllospongia papyracea,[1] growing on reefs at depths down to 15 metres (49 ft). This species grows to a length of 3.5 centimetres (1.4 in) SL. This species is the only known member of its genus.[2] It spans benthically and is a solitary species.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Larson, H. (2016). "Luposicya lupus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T193188A2206365. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Luposicya lupus" in FishBase. June 2013 version.