Body slender, head broader than deep, eyes almost touching; head pores absent; gill openings broad, a shallow vertical groove on gill cover; scales absent from head; two dorsal fins. Translucent, with scattered brown, orange spots and white, pale below; an orange band from below middle of eye to middle of jaws; an orange band across gill cover; midsides with three or four widely spaced small orange spots, with a broken silver or white stripe below; dorsal fins with two or three yellow or orange stripes. Differs from other species of Nesogobius in having a vertical groove on the gill cover. To 5 cm.
This goby is most often found off exposed sandy beaches.
On sand in bays and along the coast, in depths of 2-15 m.
Native to Australia
sp nov 2 (macrophthalmus) of Hoese & Larson
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed