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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: Caffrogobius
Species: C. agulhensis – C. caffer – C. dubius – C. gilchristi – C. natalensis – C. nudiceps – C. saldanha – †C. tutus
Name

Caffrogobius Smitt, 1900: 551

Type species: Masc. Gobius nudiceps Valenciennes 1837. Type by original designation (also monotypic).
References

Smitt, F.A. 1900: Preliminary notes on the arrangement of the genus Gobius, with an enumeration of its European species. Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens förhandlingar, Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien. 56(6): 543–555. [For year 1889 but apparently published in 1900.]
Goren, M. 1996: A review of the southern African gobiid fish genus Caffrogobius Smitt, 1900. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology Special Publication, 57: 1–28.

Vernacular names
English: Gobies

Caffrogobius is a genus of gobies native to the Atlantic and Indian Ocean coasts of southern Africa and from around the Seychelles.
Species

There are currently seven recognized species in this genus:[1]

Caffrogobius agulhensis (Barnard, 1927) (Agulhas goby)
Caffrogobius caffer (Günther, 1874)
Caffrogobius dubius (J. L. B. Smith, 1959)
Caffrogobius gilchristi (Boulenger, 1898) (Prison goby)
Caffrogobius natalensis (Günther, 1874) (Baldy)
Caffrogobius nudiceps (Valenciennes, 1837) (Barehead goby)
Caffrogobius saldanha (Barnard, 1927) (Commafin goby)

References

Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). Species of Caffrogobius in FishBase. June 2013 version.

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