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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae Gobies
Subfamily: Gobiinae
Genus: Istigobius

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Istigobius campbelli Northwest Pacific 7.8 TL 1901
Istigobius decoratus Decorated goby Indo-West Pacific 13 TL 1927
Istigobius diadema Spectacled sandgoby Asia and Oceania 10 SL 1876
Istigobius goldmanni Goldman's goby Western Pacific 6 SL 1852
Istigobius hoesei Hoese's sandgoby Southwest Pacific 6.6 TL 1982
Istigobius hoshinonis Northwest Pacific 8.9 TL 1917
Istigobius nigroocellatus Black-spotted goby Eastern Indian Ocean 6.5 SL 1873
Istigobius ornatus Ornate goby Indo-Pacific 11 TL 1830
Istigobius rigilius Rigilius goby Western Pacific 10.8 TL 1953
Istigobius spence Pearl goby Indo-Pacific 7.9 SL 1947



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