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Superregnum : Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Gobiaria
Ordo: Gobiiformes
Subordo: Gobioidei

Familia: Gobiidae
Subfamilia: Gobiinae
Genus: Amblygobius
Species: A. albimaculatus – A. buanensis – A. bynoensis – A. decussatus – A. esakiae – A. linki – A. magnusi – A. nocturnus – A. phalaena – A. semicinctus – A. sphynx – A. stethophthalmus – A. tekomaji

Amblygobius Bleeker, 1874


Seychellea Smith, 1957


Smith, J.L.B. 1957: Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (12), 9: 726.



Amblygobius is a genus of fish in the family Gobiidae found in the Indian and Pacific Ocean.[1]

There are currently 15 recognized species in this genus:

Amblygobius albimaculatus (Rüppell, 1830) (Butterfly siltgoby)
Amblygobius buanensis Herre, 1927 (Buan siltgoby)
Amblygobius bynoensis (J. Richardson, 1844) (Bynoe siltgoby)
Amblygobius calvatus G. R. Allen & Erdmann, 2016 (Bald-head siltgoby) [2]
Amblygobius cheraphilus G. R. Allen & Erdmann, 2016 (East Indies siltgoby) [2]
Amblygobius decussatus (Bleeker, 1855) (Orange-striped siltgoby)
Amblygobius esakiae Herre, 1939 (Snout-spot siltgoby)
Amblygobius linki Herre, 1927 (Link's siltgoby)
Amblygobius nocturnus (Herre, 1945) (Nocturn siltgoby)
Amblygobius phalaena (Valenciennes, 1837) (White-barred siltgoby)
Amblygobius semicinctus (E. T. Bennett, 1833) (Half-barred siltgoby)
Amblygobius sewardii (Playfair, 1867)
Amblygobius sphynx (Valenciennes, 1837) (Sphinx siltgoby)
Amblygobius stethophthalmus (Bleeker, 1851) (Freckled siltgoby)
Amblygobius tekomaji (J. L. B. Smith, 1959)


Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2016). Species of Amblygobius in FishBase. October 2016 version.
Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. (2016): Descriptions of two new gobies (Gobiidae: Amblygobius) from the tropical western Pacific Ocean. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 24: 10–23.

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