Ctenogobiops mitodes

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Ctenogobiops mitodes
Ctenogobiops mitodes, North WA, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Ctenogobiops mitodes
Ctenogobiops mitodes, Ashmore Reef, WA, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Ctenogobiops mitodes
Ctenogobiops mitodes


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Light body with brown oval dashes, including row along mid-side, white patch on pectoral fin base. Very similar Ctenogobiops pomastictus (Goldspeckled Goby) has smaller faint orange spot between each brown dash along the side. Sits at burrow entrance, which it shares with Alpheid shrimp.


Max Size: 6 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 25-31.2°C

Depth: 9-21m

Habitat Generalization Index: 1.76

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Frequent (12.6% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Few (4 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.