Gobiidae

Fricke, Ronald, Allen, Gerald R., Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Hamel, Mélanie A., Laboute, Pierre, Mana, Ralph, Hui, Tan He, 2014, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of Madang District, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 820 new records, Zootaxa 3832 (1), pp. 1-247: 156-172

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Gobiidae 

Acentrogobius janthinopterus (Bleeker, 1853)  —Green-spotted goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on AMS and USNMAbout USNM material ( AMS I. 16670 -015; USNMAbout USNM 260668).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Mud bottoms of estuaries and reefs near mangroves, 1– 5 m. Transitional water and marine.

Acentrogobius suluensis (Herre, 1927)  —Sulu goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Parenti & Allen (1991: 318). A specimen collected at St. PD 11. AMS, CASAbout CAS and WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Indonesia east to Philippines, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Guinea, 1– 15 m. Transitional water and marine.

Amblyeleotris fontanesii (Bleeker, 1852)  —Giant shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Allen & Erdmann (2012: 863). Specimens observed and photographed at St. CTR 14, CTR 24, and by Tan H. H. at St. PR 15 on 10 Nov. 2012.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to Philippines, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found on sand patches near lagoon and sheltered inshore coral reefs, associated with an alpheid shrimp, 3– 28 m. Marine.

Amblyeleotris guttata (Fowler, 1938)  —Spotted shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed at St. CTR 23, CTR 35, and by Tan H. H. at St. PR 10 on 8 Nov. 2012. BPBMAbout BPBM and WAMAbout WAM material ( BPBMAbout BPBM 32662; WAMAbout WAM P. 30350 -007). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on sand patches adjacent to coastal and seaward coral reefs, associated with an alpheid shrimp, 4– 40 m. Marine.

Amblyeleotris gymnocephala (Bleeker, 1853)  —Naked-head prawn goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by A. Berberian. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Marshall Islands, south to northwestern Australia. Found on sand patches adjacent to coral reefs, associated with an alpheid shrimp, 5– 35 m. Marine.

Amblyeleotris randalli Hoese & Steene, 1978  —Randall's shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by P. Laboute on 4 Dec. 2012, and another by A. Berberian. WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 30350 -005).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Found on ledges on steep seaward coral reef slopes, associated with an alpheid shrimp, 15– 48 m. Marine.

Amblyeleotris steinitzi (Klausewitz, 1974)  —Steinitz' shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by Tan H. H. at St. PR 53 on 17 Nov. 2012; another specimen photographed by A. Berberian. USNMAbout USNM material ( USNMAbout USNM 264383). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and Mauritius east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on sand bottoms near coastal and seaward coral reefs, 1– 43 m. Marine.

Amblyeleotris wheeleri (Polunin & Lubbock, 1977)  —Barred shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed at St. CTR 14; also photographed by G. R. Allen.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa east to Marshall Islands, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northern Australia. Found on sand patches adjacent to coral reefs, associated with an alpheid shrimp, 5– 28 m. Marine.

Amblygobius decussatus (Bleeker, 1855)  —Crosshatch goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by A. Berberian. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Cocos-Keeling Islands (eastern Indian Ocean) east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on silt, mud or fine sand bottoms of bays and lagoons, 3– 25 m. Marine.

Amblygobius esakiae Herre, 1939  —Snoutspot goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 29595 -032). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Central Indonesia east to Philippines and New Guinea. Found on silt or sand bottoms of estuaries or sheltered bays, 2– 15 m. Transitional water and marine.

Amblygobius nocturnus (Herre, 1945)  —Nocturn goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Parenti & Allen (1991: 318). Specimens photographed at St. CTR 23, and by A. Berberian. AMS, CASAbout CAS and WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Persian Gulf east to Tuamotu Islands, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to Lord Howe Island and Rapa. Found on silt, mud or fine sand bottoms near coastal reefs, 1– 30 m. Marine.

Amblygobius phalaena  (Valenciennes in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1837) —Calico goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed at St. CTR 0 2, CTR 23, CTR 26; photographed by A. Berberian. Previously reported as Amblygobius albimaculatus  (non Rüppell, 1830) by Parenti & Allen (1991: 318). USNMAbout USNM material ( USNMAbout USNM 211220, 211221).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Cocos-Keeling Islands (eastern Indian Ocean) east to Marquesas and Tuamotu islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island. Found on sand-rubble bottoms of reef flats and in sheltered bays, 0– 52 m. Marine.

Amblygobius sphynx  (Valenciennes in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1837) — Sphynx  goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed at St. CTR 23; a specimen collected by W.-J. Chen, St. PD 49. NTUM and USNMAbout USNM material ( NTUM 10104; USNMAbout USNM 339467, 339475). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa east to Palau and New Guinea, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found on sheltered sand bottoms including seagrass habitats, 0– 20 m. Transitional water and marine.

Ancistrogobius dipus Shibukawa, Yoshino & Allen, 2010  —Doublefoot goby STATUS AT MADANG. Reported from Madang in original description by Shibukawa et al. (2010: 75). WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Indonesia east to New Guinea and Solomon Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia). Found on sand-mud bottoms along rubble of sheltered coral reefs, 15– 35 m. Marine.

Ancistrogobius yoshigoui Shibukawa, Yoshino & Allen, 2010  —Yoshigou's goby STATUS AT MADANG. Reported from Madang in original description by Shibukawa et al. (2010: 83); specimens photographed by A. Berberian. WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Indonesia east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands. Sand bottoms, 5– 30 m. Marine.

Asterropteryx bipunctatus Allen & Munday, 1995  —Twinspot goby

STATUS AT MADANG. Originally described from Madang by Allen & Munday (1995: 99, figs. 1–2); photographed by A. Berberian. WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Sabah ( Malaysia), Kalimantan ( Indonesia) and Papua  New Guinea. Solitary, on sandy ledges of steep lagoon and seaward reef slopes, 12– 38 m. Marine.

Asterropteryx semipunctata Rüppell, 1830  —Starry goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Parenti & Allen (1991: 318). Specimens observed at St. CTR 26. AMS material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea, East and South Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Wake Atoll, Hawaiian and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, Lord Howe Island and Rapa. Found on algal-coated reef rock and rubble of inner flats and turbid coral reef lagoons, 0– 12 m. Marine.

Asterropteryx senoui Shibukawa & Suzuki, 2007  —Senou's goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 31213 -018). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Indonesia east to Papua  New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands. Found on mud or mud-sand bottoms, 15– 65 m. Marine.

Asterropteryx striatus Allen & Munday, 1995  —Striped goby

STATUS AT MADANG. Originally described from Madang by Allen & Munday (1995: 101, figs. 3–4); photographed by A. Berberian. AMS and WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Central Indonesia east to Palau and Fiji, north to Philippines, south to New Guinea. Found on coral rubble bottoms of sheltered coastal reefs, 6– 30 m. Marine.

Awaous guamensis  (Valenciennes in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1837) — Guam river goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang as Trichopharynx crassilabrus  by Parenti & Allen (1991: 318). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Mariana Islands and New Guinea east to Hawaian Islands and Fiji, south to New Caledonia. Found in freshwater rivers and streams, larvae in adjacent marine habitats, 0– 5 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Bathygobius cocosensis (Bleeker, 1854)  —Cocos frillgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by A. Berberian. CASAbout CAS material ( CASAbout CAS 63604View Materials).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Hawaiian and Pitcairn islands, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in in tidal pools and on intertidal reef flats, 0– 2 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Bathygobius cyclopterus  (Valenciennes in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1837) —Roundfin frillgoby STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Parenti & Allen (1991: 318). AMS, CASAbout CAS and USNMAbout USNM material (the latter labelled Bathygobius crassiceps  ).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea, East and South Africa, Madagascar and Réunion east to Mariana and Samoan islands, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia and New Caledonia. Found on intertidal seaward reef flats and adjacent reefs including tidal pools, in habitats with coralline rock adjacent to gravel or sand, 0– 10 m. Marine.

Bathygobius fuscus (Rüppell, 1830)  —Dusky frillgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed at St. CTR 23. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Wake, Gambier and Marquesas islands, north to South Korea and southern Japan, south to northern Australia, Norfolk Island and Tonga. Found in shallow rocky areas, often in tidal pools; also in estuaries, and ascending into freshwater streams, 0– 6 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Bryaninops erythrops  ( Jordan & Seale, 1906) —Coral whipgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed by A. Berberian. WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 30626 -018).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and Chagos Archipelago east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Commensal on hard and soft corals, 3– 45 m. Marine.

Bryaninops loki Larson, 1985  Loki  whipgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by A. Berberian. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Chagos Archipelago east to Line Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Commensal on gorgonian fans and whips, 6– 45 m. Marine.

Bryaninops tigris Larson, 1985  —Black-coral whipgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 30631 -010). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Oman; Chagos Archipelago east to Hawaiian and Tuamotu islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia). Commensal on branches of black coral ( Antipathes  sp.), 15– 53 m. Marine.

Bryaninops yongei Davis & Cohen, 1969  —Common whipgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by A. Berberian. LACMAbout LACM material ( LACMAbout LACM 44841.001).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea east to Hawaiian and Tuamotu islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Commensal on seawhips, 3– 45 m. Marine.

Cabillus lacertops Smith, 1959  —Lizard cabillus 

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on USNMAbout USNM material ( USNMAbout USNM 313500). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa east to New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Found on sand bottoms, 1– 9 m. Marine.

Cabillus tongarevae (Fowler, 1927)  —Tongareva cabillus 

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens collected at St. CTR 17. MNHNAbout MNHN material ( MNHNAbout MNHN uncat.).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Aldabra and Mascarenes east to Hawaiian, Line and Phoenix islands, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Chesterfield Islands, and Tonga. Found on sandy bottoms of lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 1– 9 m. Marine.

Callogobius centrolepis (Weber, 1909)  —Centrescale goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Allen & Erdmann (2012: 963). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Chagos Archipelago and Maldives east to Wallis and Futuna, north to Philippines, south to New Guinea. Found in coral reefs, 10– 30 m. Marine.

Callogobius clitellus McKinney & Lachner, 1978  —Saddled goby

STATUS AT MADANG. Originally described from Madang by McKinney & Lachner (1978: 211, fig. 5); a specimen collected by W.-J. Chen, St. PR 221. NTUM and USNMAbout USNM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Central Indonesia east to Palau and Solomon Islands, north to Philippines, south to New Guinea. Coral rubble and sand in coral reef lagoons, 1– 20 m. Marine.

Callogobius hasseltii (Bleeker, 1851)  —Hasselt's goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens collected at St. CTR 17. MNHNAbout MNHN and USNMAbout USNM material ( MNHNAbout MNHN uncat.; USNMAbout USNM 341182).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Marshall Islands, Fiji and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in sheltered bays and lagoons, 0– 15 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Callogobius hastatus McKinney & Lachner, 1978  —Spearfin goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Parenti & Allen (1991: 318). CASAbout CAS material. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Philippines east to Palau and Yap, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to New Guinea. Found on coral rubble bottoms, on silty slopes and in seagrass habitats, 1– 10 m. Marine.

Callogobius maculipinnis (Fowler, 1918)  —Ostrich goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Parenti & Allen (1991: 318). AMS, CASAbout CAS and USNMAbout USNM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island. Found in crevices of coral reefs, 1– 37 m. Marine.

Callogobius sclateri (Steindachner, 1879)  —Tripleband goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 30629 -023). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa east to Marshall and Tuamotu islands, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northern Australia. Found in sheltered reef and rubble habitats, 1– 35 m. Marine.

Cristatogobius aurimaculatus Akihito & Meguro, 2000  —Tripleband goby STATUS AT MADANG. Recorded from Madang in original description by Akihito  & Meguro (2000: 251). AMS material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Ryukyu Islands; Papua  New Guinea; Fiji. Found in river mouths and mangrove habitats, 0– 1 m. Transitional water.

Cryptocentrus caeruleomaculatus ( Herre, 1933)  —Blue-speckled shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Parenti & Allen (1991: 318). Specimens observed at St. CTR 23. AMS, CASAbout CAS and USNMAbout USNM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to Marshall and Solomon islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia) New Caledonia. Found on sand bottoms near lagoon or sheltered coastal reefs, associated with alpheid shrimps, 0– 20 m. Marine.

Cryptocentrus cinctus (Herre, 1936)  —Banded shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by A. Berberian. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to Caroline Islands and New Guinea, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to northern Australia. Found in lagoon and sheltered shoreline reefs, associated with alpheid shrimps, 2– 15 m. Marine.

Cryptocentrus cyanospilotus Allen & Randall, 2011  —Bluespot shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. Reported from Madang in original description by Allen & Randall (2011: 558). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Palau, Yap and Solomon Islands, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to Papua  New Guinea. Found on sand bottoms near lagoon or sheltered coastal reefs, associated with alpheid shrimps, 1– 20 m. Marine.

Cryptocentrus cyanotaenia (Bleeker, 1853)  —Bluedashed shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed at St. CTR 23. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to New Guinea. Found on sand bottoms near lagoon or sheltered coastal reefs, associated with alpheid shrimps, 1– 20 m. Marine.

Cryptocentrus fasciatus  (Playfair in Playfair & Günther, 1867) —Barred shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed at St. CTR 26. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Indonesia and New Guinea, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found on sand near patch reefs, in burrows with alpheid shrimps, 1– 20 m. Marine.

Cryptocentrus leptocephalus Bleeker, 1876  —Pink-spotted shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed at St. CTR 23, CTR 26. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Philippines and Tonga, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on sand bottoms near lagoon or sheltered coastal reefs, associated with alpheid shrimps, 0– 18 m. Marine.

Cryptocentrus leucostictus (Günther, 1871)  —Saddled shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed at St. CTR 26. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to Palau, Tonga and Samoa, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found on sand bottoms near lagoon or seaward coral reefs, associated with alpheid shrimps, 0– 25 m. Marine.

Cryptocentrus sericus Herre, 1932  —Ventral-barred shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by A. Berberian. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to Palau, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to Papua  New Guinea. Found on sand/silt bottoms near coral reefs, associated with alpheid shrimps, 1– 10 m. Marine.

Cryptocentrus strigilliceps  ( Jordan & Seale, 1906) —Target shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed at St. CTR 0 6, CTR 23, CTR 26; photographed by A. Berberian.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa and Oman east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on sand bottoms near patch reefs and shallow shorelines, associated with alpheid shrimps, 1– 15 m. Marine.

Ctenogobiops aurocingulus (Herre, 1935)  —Gold-streaked shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Allen & Erdmann (2012: 876). Specimens observed at St. CTR 17, CTR 23, CTR 26; photographed by A. Berberian.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Sri Lanka; Indonesia east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Taiwan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on sand bottoms near coastal or seaward coral reefs, associated with alpheid shrimps, 2– 44 m. Marine.

Ctenogobiops feroculus Lubbock & Polunin, 1977  —Fierce shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed at St. CTR 23. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa east to Marshall and Solomon Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on fine sand and rubble bottoms near sheltered coral reefs, associated with alpheid shrimps, 1– 20 m. Marine.

Ctenogobiops maculosus (Fourmanoir, 1955)  —Silverspot shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed at St. CTR 23. AMS and USNMAbout USNM material ( AMS I. 17089 -039; USNMAbout USNM 258780).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and Seychelles east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Found on coral and rubble bottoms near coral reefs, associated with alpheid shrimps, 1– 15 m. Marine.

Ctenogobiops pomastictus Lubbock & Polunin, 1977  —Gold-speckled shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed at St. CTR 0 2, CTR 23. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to Mariana and Solomon islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on sand bottoms near coral reefs, associated with alpheid shrimps, 0– 15 m. Marine.

Ctenogobiops tangaroai Lubbock & Polunin, 1977  —Tangaroa shrimpgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed and photographed at St. CTR 11, CTR 23.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Palau, Guam, Tonga and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on sand bottoms on lagoon and seaward coral reef slopes, associated with alpheid shrimps, 2– 40 m. Marine.

Echinogobius hayashii Iwata, Hosoya & Niimura, 1998  —Cheekstreak goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed at St. CTR 23; another photographed by A. Berberian.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. New Guinea east to Palau, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to northwestern Australia. Found in burrows on open sand bottoms, 1– 20 m. Marine.

Eviota atriventris Greenfield & Suzuki, 2012  —Orange dwarfgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed at St. CTR 23; specimens photographed by A. Berberian. WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P.P. 31213 -050). This species  was previously confused with E. pellucida Larson, 1976  (see Greenfield & Suzuki, 2012: 55).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Ryukyu Islands, Marshall and Gilbert Islands, New Guinea and New Caledonia. Associated with mushroom corals, 0– 30 m. Marine.

Eviota bifasciata Lachner & Karnella, 1980  —Twostripe dwarfgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed at St. CTR 0 4. AMS and USNMAbout USNM material ( AMS I. 20800 -001; USNMAbout USNM 219273).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Palau and Solomon Islands, north to Philippines, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found in groups hovering over branched or tabular corals, 0– 15 m. Marine.

Eviota distigma  Jordan & Seale, 1906 —Twospot dwarfgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens collected by W.-J. Chen, St. PB 34. NTUM material ( NTUM 10141).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea east to Marshall and Tuamotu islands, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on inshore coral reefs, 0– 10 m. Marine.

Eviota guttata Lachner & Karnella, 1978  —Spotted dwarfgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed by A. Berberian. WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 30619 -008).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea east to Mariana Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found in coastal and seaward reefs, 0– 15 m. Marine.

Eviota herrei  Jordan & Seale, 1906 —Herre's dwarfgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens collected by W.-J. Chen, St. PB 34. NTUM material ( NTUM 10145).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Indonesia east to Samoa, Tonga and Rapa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia) and New Caledonia. Found on inshore coral reefs, 0– 6 m. Marine.

Eviota indica Lachner & Karnella, 1980  —Indian Ocean dwarfgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens collected at St. SB 0 8. WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 29624 -085).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Islands in the Indian Ocean; New Guinea. Found on and among live corals in lagoon and seaward reefs, 0– 5 m. Marine.

Eviota lachdeberei Giltay, 1933  —Lachdebere's dwarfgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Lachner & Karnella (1980: 105). CASAbout CAS and USNMAbout USNM material. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Central Indonesia east to Papua  New Guinea and Solomon Islands; Timor Sea reefs (northern Australia). Silty inshore reefs, 3– 20 m. Marine.

Eviota nigriventris Lachner & Karnella, 1980  —Blackbelly dwarfgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 31213 -055). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Chesterfield Islands. Found in sheltered reefs, 4– 20 m. Marine.

Eviota prasina (Klunzinger, 1871)  —Green bubble goby, rubble dwarfgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed at St. CTR 23; a specimen photographed by A. Berberian.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Palau and Tuamotu Islands, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, Lord Howe and Norfolk islands, and Tonga. Found on coralline rock of reef flats, lagoon and seaward reefs, 0– 65 m. Marine. Eviota prasites  ( Jordan & Seale, 1906) —Hairfin dwarfgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on USNMAbout USNM material ( USNMAbout USNM 213891); specimens photographed by A. Berberian.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa east to Mariana Islands and Samoa, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia, Lord Howe and Norfolk islands. Found in groups on coral rubble bottom, in coastal and seaward coral reefs, 0– 30 m. Marine.

Eviota punctulata Jewett & Lachner, 1983  —Dotted dwarfgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed at St. CTR 0 6. WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 30629 -022).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to Caroline Islands and Fiji, north to Philippines, south to New Caledonia. Solitary on coral, rubble and algae, 0– 29 m. Marine.

Eviota queenslandica  Jordan & Seale, 1906 —Queensland dwarfgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on USNMAbout USNM and WAMAbout WAM material ( USNMAbout USNM 219192; WAMAbout WAM P. 30350 -014).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to Philippines and Vanuatu, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Found on rubble and algae of dead reefs, 1– 6 m. Marine.

Eviota sebreei  Jordan & Seale, 1906 —Sebree's dwarfgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed at St. CTR 13, and another photographed by A. Berberian.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in coastal and seaward reefs, 1– 40 m. Marine.

Eviota shimadai Greenfield & Randall, 2010  —Shimada's dwarfgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by A. Berberian. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Palau and New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Islands. Found in sheltered reefs, 3– 20 m. Marine.

Eviota spilota Lachner & Karnella, 1980  —Spotted-fin dwarfgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed during CPN. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to Philippines and New Guinea. Coral reefs, 0– 29 m. Marine.

Exyrias akihito Allen & Randall, 2005  —Akihito's goby

STATUS AT MADANG. Reported from Madang in original description by Allen & Randall (2005: 233); a specimen photographed by A. Berberian. WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Central Indonesia east to Papua  New Guinea, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia). Solitary on sand and rubble near corals, 10– 50 m. Marine.

Exyrias belissimus (Smith, 1959)  —Beautiful goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Parenti & Allen (1991: 318). Specimens observed and collected at St. CTR 0 6, CTR 11, CTR 17, CTR 23, CTR 36. AMS, CASAbout CAS, MNHNAbout MNHN and USNMAbout USNM material. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa east to Caroline Islands and Samoa, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in silty coastal and lagoon reefs, 0– 30 m. Marine.

Exyrias ferrarisi Murdy, 1985  —Ferraris' goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang and New Guinea, based on a specimen photographed by A. Berberian.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Philippines and Papua  New Guinea. Solitary on silty inshore reefs, 1– 8 m. Marine.

Exyrias puntang (Bleeker, 1851)  Puntang  goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang as Acentrogobius puntang  by Kailola (1975: 208); record confirmed by Murdy (1985: 10–11). AMS, CASAbout CAS, USNMAbout USNM and WAMAbout WAM material. Specimens observed at St. CTR 0 2. KFRSAbout KFRS material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Sri Lanka east to Vanuatu, north to Philippines, south to New Caledonia. Found in mangrove habitats, estuaries and brackish lakes, 0– 3 m. Transitional water and marine.

Favonigobius melanobranchus (Fowler, 1934)  —Blackthroat goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen collected at St. PD 10. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Andaman Sea and Indonesia east to New Guinea, north to Philippines, south to northern Australia. Found on silty sand bottoms including seagrass habitats, 0– 5 m. Marine.

Fusigobius duospilus (Randall, 2001)  —Twinspot sandgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 30622 -013). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa east to Hawaiian Islands and Samoa, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara islands, south to northern Australia. Solitary on sand/rubble bottoms near reefs, 1– 46 m. Marine.

Fusigobius gracilis (Randall, 2001)  —Slender sandgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed by A. Berberian. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Philippines east to Fiji, south to New Caledonia. Solitary on sand/rubble bottoms near reefs, 6– 18 m. Marine.

Fusigobius inframaculatus ( Randall, 1994)  —Innerspotted sandgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by A. Berberian. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa and Persian Gulf east to Caroline Islands and Tonga, north to Taiwan, south to Queensland ( Australia). Solitary, on sand at base of overhanging corals, 5– 25 m. Marine.

Fusigobius melacron (Randall, 2001)  —Blacktip sandgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed by A. Berberian. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Andaman Sea east to Palau and Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Solitary, on sand/rubble bottoms near reefs, 7– 31 m. Marine.

Fusigobius neophytus (Günther, 1877)  —Neophyte sandgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens collected at St. CTR 11. USNMAbout USNM material ( USNMAbout USNM 342460, 342461).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa east to Marquesas and Tuamotu islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island. Found on sand and rubble, in coastal coral reefs and lagoons, 0– 25 m. Marine.

Fusigobius signipinnis Hoese & Obika, 1988  —Signal-fin sandgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by A. Berberian. USNMAbout USNM and WAMAbout WAM material ( USNMAbout USNM 263430; WAMAbout WAM P. 30623 -017).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Fiji and Tonga, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Solitary, in lagoon and seaward reefs, 3– 30 m. Marine.

Gladiogobius ensifer Herre, 1933  Gladiator  goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on CASAbout CAS material ( CASAbout CAS 65414View Materials, 66722). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and Seychelles east to Palau and Solomon Islands, north to southern Japan. In loose groups on sand or rubble of tidal pools, coastal reefs and estuaries, 0– 3 m. Transitional water and marine.

Glossogobius bicirrhosus (Weber, 1894)  —Barbel tank goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang as Gnatholepis bicirrhosus  by Parenti & Allen (1991: 318). USNMAbout USNM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to Queensland ( Australia). Adults in tidal creeks and estuaries, entering lower reaches of freshwater streams (larvae marine); 0– 3 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Glossogobius circumspectus (Macleay, 1883)  —Circumspect goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on AMS and USNMAbout USNM material ( AMS I. 16669 -009, I. 16670 -016; USNMAbout USNM 264417).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and New Guinea. Adults on mud, sand or gravel of estuaries and lower reaches of rivers and streams (larvae marine), 0– 2 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Glossogobius clitellus Hoese & Allen, 2012  Clitellus  tank goby

STATUS AT MADANG. Reported from Madang in original description by Hoese & Allen (2012: 280); previously reported as Glossogobius celebius  (non Valenciennes in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1837) by Kailola (1975: 212). BMNH, CASAbout CAS and KFRSAbout KFRS material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Philippines south to New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Adults in tidal creeks (larvae marine), entering lower reaches of freshwater streams, 0– 3 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Glossogobius illimis Hoese & Allen, 2012  Illimis  tank goby

STATUS AT MADANG. Reported from Madang in original description by Hoese & Allen (2012: 273). AMS, BMNH and CASAbout CAS material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Philippines and New Guinea east to Caroline Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Queensland ( Australia). Adults in small, clear, freshwater streams, usually close to the sea (larvae marine), 0– 3 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Gobiodon ceramensis (Bleeker, 1853)  —Ceram coral-goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen collected by W.-J. Chen, St. PB 34. NTUM material ( NTUM 10077).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Indonesia east to Papua  New Guinea, south to Queensland ( Australia). Found among branches of hard corals (family Pocilloporidae  ), 2– 15 m. Marine.

Gobiodon citrinus (Rüppell, 1838)  —Ceram coral-goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by A. Berberian. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found among branches of Acropora  corals, 0– 15 m. Marine.

Gobiodon erythrospilos Bleeker, 1875  —Red-spotted coral-goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on AMS material ( AMS I. 16671 -032). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. India east to Solomon Islands, south to Queensland ( Australia). Found on reef crests and in lagoon reefs, among branching corals, 0– 12 m. Marine.

Gobiodon heterospilos Bleeker, 1856  —Head-and-tailspotted coral-goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by G. R. Allen at Kranket Island lagoon. AMS and WAMAbout WAM material ( AMS I. 35854 -002, I. 35863 -001; WAMAbout WAM P. 29595 -026). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Pohnpei ( Caroline Islands), north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Found among branching corals, 0– 15 m. Marine.

Gobiodon histrio  (Valenciennes in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1837) —Broad-barred coral-goby STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on AMS material ( AMS I. 35854 -004, I. 35854 -005, I. 35859 -006).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea east to Samoa, north to Philippines, south to northern Australia. Found among branching corals, on reef crests and in lagoons, 0– 15 m. Marine.

Gobiodon quinquestrigatus  (Valenciennes in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1837) —Five-lined coral-goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens collected by W.-J. Chen, St. PR 161. AMS, NTUM and WAMAbout WAM material ( AMS I. 35855 -002, I. 35856 -001, I. 35857 -001, I. 35860 -002, I. 35864 -002, I. 35864 -003, I. 35865 -001; NTUM 10085; WAMAbout WAM P. 30630 -016).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Indonesia east to Solomon Islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Found among branching corals, in coastal and sheltered seaward coral reefs, 1– 15 m. Marine.

Gobiodon rivulatus (Rüppell, 1830)  —Multilined coral-goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on AMS material ( AMS I. 35853 -001, I. 35858 -002, I. 35858 -003, I. 35859 -001, I. 35859 -002, I. 35859 -003, I. 35860 -003, I. 35860 -004, I. 35860 -005, I. 35861 -001, I. 35861 -007, I. 35862 -001, I. 35862 -002, I. 35864 -004, I. 35864 -005, I. 35866 -001).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa east to Marshall Islands and Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Found among branching Acropora  corals, in lagoon and coastal patch reefs, 0– 15 m. Marine.

Gnatholepis cauerensis (Bleeker, 1853)  —Shoulderspot goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang as Gnatholepis cauerensis cauerensis  by Randall & Greenfield (2001: 7), record confirmed by Larson  & Buckle (2012: 31). Specimens observed at St. CTR 23, CTR 26. BPBMAbout BPBM, NTMAbout NTM, USNMAbout USNM and WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. South and East Africa, Comores and Mascarenes east to Wake, Marshall, Line and Gambier islands, north to Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, Lord Howe Island and Tonga. Found in sheltered sandy areas from reef flats and lagoons to seaward coral reefs; over sandy bottoms near pieces of rubble, rock, or coral, 0– 30 m. Marine.

Gnatholepis ophthalmotaenia (Bleeker, 1854)  —Eyestreak goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Larson  & Buckle (2012: 44, fig. 22); previously reported as Gnatholepis anjerensis  by Randall & Greenfield (2001: 5) and as Gnatholepis davaoensis  (non Seale, 1909) by Randall & Greenfield (2001: 14). Specimens observed at St. CTR 23, CTR 26; a specimen collected by W.-J. Chen. AMS, BPBMAbout BPBM, NTMAbout NTM, NTUM and WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Cocos-Keeling Islands, Philippines, Taiwan, southern Japan, Indonesia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, 0– 12 m. Transitional water and marine.

Gobiopsis angustifrons Lachner & McKinney, 1978  —Narrow-nape barbelgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 30624 -023). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Central Indonesia east to Solomon Islands, south to northern Australia. Cryptic on sand-rubble bottoms near coral reefs, 4– 18 m. Marine.

Gobiopsis aporia Lachner & McKinney, 1978  —Poreless barbelgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. Reported from Madang in original description by Lachner & McKinney (1978: 12–15). CASAbout CAS, USNMAbout USNM and WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Sri Lanka east to Philippines and Solomon Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and Loyalty Islands ( New Caledonia). Found on sand-rubble bottoms near coral reefs, 1– 30 m. Marine.

Gobiopsis arenaria (Snyder, 1908)  —Patchwork barbelgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang and New Guinea, based on WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 31213 - 045).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Brunei and southern China to Taiwan and Ryukyu Islands; northwestern Australia; Papua  New Guinea. Cryptic on sand-rubble bottoms near coral reefs, 5– 15 m. Marine.

Gobiopsis exigua Lachner & McKinney, 1979  — Island barbelgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang and New Guinea, based on WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 30630 - 021).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Comores and Amirantes; Papua  New Guinea; Kiribati ( Gilbert Islands); Fiji. Cryptic on sand-rubble bottoms near coral reefs, 0– 22 m. Marine.

Istigobius decoratus (Herre, 1927)  —Decorated sandgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed at St. CTR 35, and by A. Berberian. AMS and WAMAbout WAM material ( AMS I. 1671 -023; WAMAbout WAM P. 31213 -031).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Rotuma and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island. Found on sand of clear lagoon and seaward coral and rocky reefs, 0– 20 m. Marine.

Istigobius goldmanni (Bleeker, 1852)  —Goldmann's sandgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Murdy & Hoese (1985: 22). USNMAbout USNM and WAMAbout WAM material. Specimens collected at St. CTR 0 2.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. India east to Palau and Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on sand bottoms of inshore reefs, 0– 10 m. Marine.

Istigobius ornatus (Rüppell, 1830)  —Ornate sandgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Parenti & Allen (1991: 318). A specimen collected at St. CTR 23. AMS, CASAbout CAS, SMFAbout SMF, USNMAbout USNM and WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in mangrove habitats and protected bays, 0– 5 m. Transitional water and marine.

Istigobius spence (Smith, 1947)  —Reticulate sandgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Murdy & Hoese (1985: 22). Specimens observed at St. CTR 0 2. USNMAbout USNM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa east to Palau, Pohnpei ( Caroline Islands) and New Guinea, north to Philippines, south to New Caledonia. Found among coral rubble or under stones, in turbid coastal reefs and estuaries, 0– 12 m. Transitional water and marine.

Koumansetta rainfordi Whitley, 1940  —Orange-striped goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed by A. Berberian. WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 30340 -005).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Central Indonesia east to Marshall Islands and Fiji, north to Philippines, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on sand bottoms near reefs, 1– 30 m. Marine.

Lobulogobius omanensis Koumans  in Blegvad & Løppenthin, 1944 — Oman goby ( Fig. 22View FIGURE 22)

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen collected and photographed in Riwo waters on 7 Dec. 2012 by D. Uyeno (identification by H. K. Larson  ).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Gulf of Aden and Oman east to Papua  New Guinea, north to Vietnam, south to northern Australia. Possibly associated with a sessile invertebrate, 20– 45 m. Marine.

Lophogobius bleekeri Popta, 1921  —Bleeker's goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on AMS material ( AMS I. 16670 -018, I. 16671 -056). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Malaysia; Papua  New Guinea. In estuaries and lower reaches of rivers and streams, 0– 3 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Macrodontogobius wilburi Herre, 1936  —Largetooth goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on AMS, CASAbout CAS, USNMAbout USNM and WAMAbout WAM material ( AMS I. 17089 -042; CASAbout CAS 65707View Materials; USNMAbout USNM 260674; 346630, 346633; WAMAbout WAM P. 29595 -030).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Seychelles and Maldives east to Line Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island. Found on sand and silt bottoms near turbid coastal reefs, 0– 20 m. Marine.

Mahidolia mystacina  (Valenciennes in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1837) —Flagfin shrimpgoby STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens collected at St. CTR 23, CTR 26. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa east to Marshall Islands and New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on sine silt bottoms near coastal reefs, associated with alpheid shrimps, 5– 20 m. Marine.

Mugilogobius fusculus (Nichols, 1951)  —Obscure goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on CASAbout CAS material ( CASAbout CAS 63250View Materials, 63580). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Endemic to northern Papua  New Guinea. Found in mangrove creeks, 0– 4 m. Freshwater and transitional water.

Mugilogobius mertoni (Weber, 1911)  —Merton's goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Larson  (2001: 144). NTMAbout NTM material. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Seychelles east to Philippines and Papua  New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Adults in mangrove estuaries, lower reaches of rivers and streams (larvae marine), 0– 4 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Oligolepis  stomias  (Smith, 1941) — Stomias  goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on USNMAbout USNM material ( USNMAbout USNM 258782). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Papua  New Guinea; Taiwan. Found in mangrove creeks, 0– 3 m. Freshwater and transitional water.

Oxyurichthys cornutus McCulloch & Waite, 1918  —Horned goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on AMS and USNMAbout USNM material ( AMS I. 1671 -077, I. 16758 -006, I. 17067 -004; USNMAbout USNM 238972, 261522).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia and New Guinea east to Fiji and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Found in mangrove habitats and tidal creeks, 0– 4 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Oxyurichthys ophthalmonema (Bleeker, 1856)  —Eyebrow goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen collected at St. PD 0 2. AMS, SMFAbout SMF and USNMAbout USNM material ( AMS I. 16671 -058, I. 16671 -077; SMFAbout SMF 34917View Materials; USNMAbout USNM 372813).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. South and East Africa east to Palau and New Guinea, north to southern Japan. Found in mangrove habitats and tidal creeks, 0– 4 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Pandaka rouxi (Weber, 1911)  —Roux's pygmy goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 30374 -015). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia and Papua  New Guinea. Found in mangrove habitats and brackish lakes, occasionally near coral reefs, 0– 2 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Paragobiodon echinocephalus (Rüppell, 1830)  —Redhead coralgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on AMS and WAMAbout WAM material ( AMS I. 15866 -001, I. 15870 -001, I. 16671 -026, I. 35854 -001, I. 35855 -003, I. 35861 -006; WAMAbout WAM P. 30353 -018).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa east to Marquesas and Tuamotu islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Found among branching corals, 0– 10 m. Marine.

Paragobiodon lacunicolus (Kendall & Goldsborough, 1911)  —Blackfin coralgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 29624 -018).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa east to Line and Tuamotu islands, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island. Found among branching corals, 0– 10 m. Marine.

Paragobiodon melanosoma (Bleeker, 1853)  —Black coralgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on AMS and WAMAbout WAM material ( AMS I. 35856 -003, I. 35861 -005; WAMAbout WAM P. 29624 -066).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Marshall and Solomon islands, north to Philippines, south to northern Australia. Among branches of Seriatopora  corals, 4– 15 m. Marine.

Paragobiodon xanthosoma (Bleeker, 1853)  —Golden coralgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed at St. CTR 35. AMS, USNMAbout USNM and WAMAbout WAM material ( AMS I. 17089 -040, I. 35854 -007, I. 35856 -004, I. 35856 -007, I. 35861 -004; USNMAbout USNM 341312, 341313; WAMAbout WAM P. 29624 -065).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe Island. Found among branching corals, 2– 10 m. Marine.

Paratrypauchen microcephalus (Bleeker, 1860)  —Comb goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang as Ctenotrypauchen microcephalus  by Munro (1958: 277). Specimens collected by W.-J. Chen, St. PD 83, PR 73. CSIROAbout CSIRO material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. South and East Africa east to Philippines, north to southern Japan and Korea, south to New Guinea. Buried in mud and shingle, including estuaries, 0– 5 m. Transitional water and marine.

Periophthalmus argentilineatus Valenciennes  in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1837 —Barred mudskipper

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Murdy (1989: 33); previously reported as Periophthalmus barbarus  (non Linné, 1766) by Herre (1933: 12). AMS, MCZAbout MCZ, SU and USNMAbout USNM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Southern Red Sea to South Africa, east to the Marianas and Samoa; north to Ryukyu Islands, south to western Australia and New Caledonia. Amphibious air-breather that spends most of its time out of the water; able to meet its oxygen requirements as long as it stays wet; typically resting on mud, or rocks, with their tails dipped in the water, 0– 1 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Pleurosicya elongata Larson, 1990  —Fan-sponge goby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen photographed by A. Berberian. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Central Indonesia east to Solomon Islands, south to northern Australia. Found on large fan sponges, 10– 40 m. Marine.

Pleurosicya micheli Fourmanoir, 1971  —Michel's ghostgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed by A. Berberian. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Amirantes ( Seychelles) and Réunion east to Hawaiian Islands and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Found on live hard corals, sometimes on the mantle of clams, and eggs are usually laid on ascidians, 1– 50 m. Marine.

Pleurosicya mossambica Smith, 1959  — Mozambique ghostgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed by A. Berberian. WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 30635 -010).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa east to Marshall and Marquesas islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on a variety of hosts, 2– 30 m. Marine.

Pleurosicya plicata Larson, 1990  —Folded ghostgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. Reported from Madang in original description by Larson  (1990: 42). Specimens photographed at St. CTR 17. USNMAbout USNM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa and Oman east to Pohnpei ( Caroline Islands) and New Guinea, north to Philippines. Commensal with sponges, 10– 30 m. Marine.

Priolepis agrena Winterbottom & Burridge, 1993  —Network reefgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen collected at St. CTR 17. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Philippines south to Queensland ( Australia). Reef crevices, 11– 29 m. Marine.

Priolepis cincta (Regan, 1908)  —Girdled reefgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on ROMAbout ROM, USNMAbout USNM and WAMAbout WAM material ( ROMAbout ROM 67045View Materials; USNMAbout USNM 295103, 295122; WAMAbout WAM P. 30623 -010).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa east to Marshall Islands and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Crevices of coastal and seaward reefs, 1– 70 m. Marine.

Priolepis fallacincta Winterbottom & Burridge, 1992  —Eightbar reefgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 30362 -011). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Central Indonesia east to Philippines and Fiji, north to Taiwan, south to Queensland ( Australia). Crevices of coral reefs, 1– 37 m. Marine.

Priolepis kappa Winterbottom & Burridge, 1993  Kappa  reefgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on ROMAbout ROM material ( ROMAbout ROM 67046View Materials, 67105). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Comores east to Wake Island, Fiji and Rotuma, north to Taiwan, south to Queensland ( Australia). Cryptic in crevices of coral reefs, 1– 19 m. Marine.

Priolepis nocturna (Smith, 1957)  —Black-barred reefgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Allen & Erdmann (2012: 930). WAMAbout WAM material. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Seychelles, Maldives; Sabah ( Malaysia) and eastern Indonesia east to Phoenix and Marquesas Islands, south to Papua  New Guinea. Found in crevices of coral reefs, 8– 30 m. Marine.

Priolepis nuchifasciata Winterbottom & Burridge, 1992  —Threadfin reefgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on WAMAbout WAM material ( WAMAbout WAM P. 30630 -028). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Philippines, north to Taiwan, south to northern Australia. Cryptic in crevices of coral reefs, 5– 30 m. Marine.

Priolepis pallidicincta Winterbottom & Burridge, 1993  —Pale-barred reefgoby

STATUS AT MADANG. Reported from Madang in original description by Winterbottom & Burridge (1993: 2071). CASAbout CAS material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Central Indonesia east to Pohnpei and Fiji, north to Philippines, south to Queensland ( Australia). Cryptic in crevices of coral reefs, 1– 56 m. Marine.

Psammogobius biocellatus  (Valenciennes in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1837) —Sleepy goby STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang as Glossogobius biocellatus  by Kailola (1975: 212). AMS, KFRSAbout KFRS and SU material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. South Africa east to Guam and Vanuatu, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Found in estuaries and adjacent marine habitats, especially among mangroves, entering lower reaches of freshwater streams and rivers, 0– 3 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Pseudogobius poicilosoma (Bleeker, 1849)  —Mangrove goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Larson  (2001: 203). BPBMAbout BPBM material. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. India east to Philippines and Papua  New Guinea, south to northern Australia. Adults in estuaries and lower reaches of rivers and streams, 0– 4 m. Freshwater and transitional water.

Redigobius bikolanus (Herre, 1927)  —Speckled goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Parenti & Allen (1991: 318). CASAbout CAS and WAMAbout WAM material. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Philippines and Vanuatu, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in creeks, rivers, brackish estuaries and adjacent marine habitats, 0– 5 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Sicyopterus longifilis (Beaufort, 1912)  —Threadfin goby

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Parenti & Allen (1991: 318). CASAbout CAS material. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Eastern Indonesia east to Philippines and New Guinea. Found in lower reaches of clear coastal creeks and streams; larvae in adjacent marine habitats, 0– 5 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

* Sicyopterus ocellaris  Keith, Allen & Lord in Keith, Allen, Lord & Hadiaty, 2012 —Ocellated goby STATUS AT MADANG. Originally described from Madang by Keith, Allen & Lord in Keith et al. (2012: 304, figs. 4–6), based on MNHNAbout MNHN and WAMAbout WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Endemic to Madang District, Papua  New Guinea. Found in lower reaches of clear coastal creeks and streams; larvae in adjacent marine habitats, 0– 5 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

WAM

Western Australian Museum

BPBM

Bishop Museum

LACM

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

KFRS

Kanudi Fisheries Research Station

NTM

Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences

SMF

Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum Senckenberg

CSIRO

Australian National Fish Collection

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

ROM

Royal Ontario Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Perciformes

Family

Gobiidae

Loc

Gobiidae

Fricke, Ronald, Allen, Gerald R., Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Hamel, Mélanie A., Laboute, Pierre, Mana, Ralph, Hui, Tan He 2014

2014
Loc

Ancistrogobius dipus

Shibukawa 2010: 75

2010
Loc

Ancistrogobius yoshigoui

Shibukawa 2010: 83

2010
Loc

Bathygobius cyclopterus

Parenti 1991: 318

Loc

Psammogobius biocellatus

Kailola 1975: 212