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Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrate > fishes > Family Gobiidae
Green-shouldered goby
Acentrogobius caninus*
Family Gobiidae
updated Sep 2020

Where seen? This little goby is sometimes seen on our Northern shores among seagrasses and mangroves.

Features: Up to about 10cm, those seen about 3-5cm. It is identified by the large dark spot on its 'shoulder', above its pectoral fins.

Changi, Jun 07

Large dark spot on its 'shoulder'.
Pasir Ris, Sep 10

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Green-shouldered gobies on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

  • Larson, Helen K and Kelvin K. P. Lim. 2005. A Guide to Gobies of Singapore. Singapore Science Centre. 164pp.
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