Profile of two gobies


Gobies are the largest family of marine fish, containing 1,875 species of fish. A few species have evolved to live in freshwater, mainly on oceanic islands where there are few other freshwater fish. The smallest fish in the world is a Japanese species of goby.

Scientific name: Gobiidae

Rank: Family

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The Gobies can be found in a number of locations including: Great Barrier Reef, Mediterranean. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the Gobies distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.


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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

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