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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
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: Stonogobiops
Species: S. dracula – S. medon – S. nematodes – S. pentafasciata – S. xanthorhinica – S. yasha

Stonogobiops Polunin & Lubbock, 1977: 73

Type species: Stonogobiops dracula ♂ Polunin & Lubbock, 1977. Type by original designation (also monotypic).

Stonogobiops nematodes

Stonogobiops nematodes


Polunin, N.V.C. & R. Lubbock 1977: Prawn-associated gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Seychelles, western Indian Ocean: systematics and ecology. Journal of Zoology (London) 183(pt 1): 63–101.
Iwata, A. & T. Hirata 1994: A new gobiid fish, Stonogobiops pentafasciata, from Kashiwajima Island, Kochi Prefecture, Japan. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 41(2): 189–193.

Vernacular names
English: Prawn-gobies

Stonogobiops is a genus of gobies native to the Indian and Pacific oceans. This is one of the "shrimp goby" genera, the members of these genera being commensal with various species of shrimps.[1]

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

Stonogobiops dracula Polunin & Lubbock, 1977 (Dracula shrimp-goby)
Stonogobiops larsonae (G. R. Allen, 1999) (Larson's shrimpgoby)
Stonogobiops medon Hoese & J. E. Randall, 1982
Stonogobiops nematodes Hoese & J. E. Randall, 1982 (Filament-finned prawn-goby)
Stonogobiops pentafasciata Iwata & Hirata, 1994
Stonogobiops xanthorhinica Hoese & J. E. Randall, 1982 (Yellownose prawn-goby)
Stonogobiops yasha Yoshino & Shimada, 2001 (Orange-striped shrimpgoby)


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

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