Reticulate Sandgoby, Pearl Goby, Reticulate Sandgoby, Reticulated Goby, Twin-spots Sandgoby
Istigobius spence, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Istigobius spence, Qld, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Grey body with black and white spots. Numerous dark blotches gives overall darker appearance compared to similar Istigobius species, and black spots on body with light edges. Found on sandy patches near silty reefs and estuarine areas.
Max Size: 9 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (60% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.