Nesogobius hinsbyi

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Nesogobius hinsbyi
Nesogobius hinsbyi, Tasmania, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Nesogobius hinsbyi
Nesogobius hinsbyi, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Photo: Andrew Green
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Nesogobius hinsbyi
Nesogobius hinsbyi


Temperate Australasia


Translucent body and numerous rust-coloured flecks on the back; paler on pale substrate.


Max Size: 8 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 9.3-24.6°C

Depth: 0-60m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

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: Least Concern

Occurrence: Infrequent (2.5% 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 (5 per transect)

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

Edit by: Andrew Green