This is the largest family of marine fishes with almost 2000 species worldwide! It is said that over 350 species occur in Australia. This family of fish represent almost 10% of all fish in the ocean. They are typically small (around 10cm in length) and are bottom dwelling fish. They have no laterial line, dorsal fin is usually in two parts - appearing as two.
For more information and pictures of the species of Gobies found most regularly in Sydney click on the links below or from the photos:
One of the species of fish in the family of Gobies (Decorated Sand Goby) looks quite similar to the species of Spotted Grubfish in the Family Pinguipedidae (Grubfish).
See for yourself the similar features of the Decorated Sand Goby with the Spotted Grubfish. Both are elongated, bottom dwelling, pale with spots, have big eyes - but the difference lies in their mouth and dorsal fins.