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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae Gobies
Subfamily: Gobiinae
Genus: Silhouettea

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Silhouettea aegyptia (Chabanaud, 1933)

Photo by Photo by Miller, P.J.
 
Silhouettea aegyptia
[Red Sea goby]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.1 cm SL
Silhouettea capitlineata Randall, 2008

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Silhouettea capitlineata
[]
No picture found


 
Silhouettea chaimi
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Silhouettea dotui (Takagi, 1957)

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Silhouettea dotui
[]



Western Central Pacific.

Silhouettea evanida Larson & Miller, 1986

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Silhouettea evanida
[Vanishing silhouette goby]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm TL

 
Silhouettea hoesei
[Hoese's silhouette goby]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Silhouettea indica
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Silhouettea insinuans Smith, 1959

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Silhouettea insinuans
[Phantom goby]
No picture found


 
Silhouettea nuchipunctata
[]



Africa
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Silhouettea sibayi Farquharson, 1970

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Silhouettea sibayi
[Barebreast goby]



10 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Silhouettea aegyptia Red Sea goby Western Indian Ocean 5 TL 1933
Silhouettea capitlineata Western Central Pacific 2.1 SL 2008
Silhouettea chaimi Western Indian Ocean 1978
Silhouettea dotui Northwest Pacific 4 SL 1957
Silhouettea evanida Vanishing silhouette goby Western Central Pacific. 1986
Silhouettea hoesei Hoese's silhouette goby Western Central Pacific 3.5 TL 1986
Silhouettea indica Indian Ocean 3.5 SL 1971
Silhouettea insinuans Phantom goby Indo-West Pacific 4.5 TL 1959
Silhouettea nuchipunctata Western Central Pacific 1934
Silhouettea sibayi Barebreast goby Africa 4 SL 1970



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