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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae Gobies
Subfamily: Gobionellinae
Genus: Awaous

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Awaous acritosus Roman nose goby Oceania 18 SL 1994
Awaous aeneofuscus Freshwater goby Africa 26 SL 1852
Awaous banana River goby North, Central and South 30 SL 1837
Awaous bustamantei Africa 19.3 SL 1882
Awaous commersoni Commerson’s freshwater goby Southwestern Indian Ocean 25 SL 1801
Awaous flavus South America 8.2 SL 1837
Awaous fluviatilis Indian Ocean. 1.7 SL 1971
Awaous grammepomus Scribbled goby Asia 15 SL 1849
Awaous guamensis Oceania 24.5 SL 1837
Awaous jayakari Western Indian Ocean 1888
Awaous lateristriga West African freshwater goby Eastern Atlantic 14.0 SL 1861
Awaous litturatus Asia 1861
Awaous macrorhynchus Africa 38 TL 1867
Awaous melanocephalus Largesnout goby Asia and Oceania 15 TL 1849
Awaous ocellaris Asia 15.5 TL 1782
Awaous pallidus Africa 19 TL 1837
Awaous personatus Asia 11.1 SL 1849
Awaous stamineus Oceania 1850
Awaous tajasica Sand fish South America 16.3 SL 1822



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