Koumansetta rainfordi

Old glory goby | Old Glory | Rainford's Goby | Red-lined Goby | Red-striped Goby | Amblygobius rainfordi
Koumansetta rainfordi
Koumansetta rainfordi, adult, Ashmore Reef, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
Koumansetta rainfordi
Koumansetta rainfordi, juvenile, QLD, Australia, Photo: Joe Shields
Koumansetta rainfordi
Koumansetta rainfordi, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Koumansetta rainfordi
Koumansetta rainfordi, adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Koumansetta rainfordi
Koumansetta rainfordi
Koumansetta rainfordi
Koumansetta rainfordi


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Grey-green body with five thin orange stripes along side, white spots along base of dorsal fin and ocelli on dorsal fin and tail base. Hovers in crevices and depressions in the reef and moves in short, straight jerks.


Max Size: 9 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 22.4-31.2°C

Depth: 2-30m

Habitat Generalization Index: 10.57

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: Common (29.3% 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: Several (7 per transect)

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

Edit by: Joe Shields