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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: Thorogobius
Species: T. alvheimi – T. angolensis – T. ephippiatus – †T. iucundus – T. laureatus – T. macrolepis – T. rofeni

Thorogobius Miller, 1969: 839

Type species: Gobius ephippiatus ♂ Lowe, 1839. Type by original designation.

Thorogobius ephippiatus

Thorogobius ephippiatus


Miller, P.J. 1969: Systematics and biology of the leopard-spotted goby, Gobius ephippiatus [Teleostei: Gobiidae], with description of a new genus and notes on the identity of G. macrolepis Kolombatovic. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 49: 831–855, col. Pl. 1.
Sauberer, M. & H. Ahnelt 2008: First record of the rare deep-water gobiid Thorogobius rofeni (Gobiidae) from the southeast Atlantic. Cybium, 32(3): 277–278.
Sauberer, M., Iwamoto, T. & Ahnelt, H. 2018. Two new deep-water species of the genus Thorogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the upper continental slope of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Zootaxa 4429(2): 357–371. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4429.2.10 Open access PDF Reference page.



Vernacular names
English: Gobies

Thorogobius is a genus of gobies native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.[1]

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

Thorogobius alvheimi Sauberer, Iwamoto & Ahnelt, 2018 (Alvheim's goby)
Thorogobius angolensis (Norman, 1935)
Thorogobius ephippiatus (R. T. Lowe, 1839) (Leopard-spotted goby)
Thorogobius laureatus Sauberer, Iwamoto & Ahnelt, 2018 (Laurelled goby)
Thorogobius macrolepis (Kolombatović, 1891) (Large-scaled goby)
Thorogobius rofeni P. J. Miller, 1988


Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). Species of Thorogobius in FishBase. December 2018 version.

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