• Abdul Gani Aquaculture Study Program, University of Muhammadiyah, Luwuk Banggai, Indonesia
  • Achmad Afif Bakri Fish Quarantine, Quality Control and Fisheries Product Safety Station, Luwuk Banggai, Indonesia
  • Devita Tetra Adriany Fish Quarantine, Quality Control and Fisheries Product Safety Station, Luwuk Banggai, Indonesia
  • Nurjirana Nurjirana Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries, University of Hasanuddin,
  • Muh. Herjayanto Aquaculture Study Program, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, University of Tadulako,
  • Monicha Indrasari Bungalim Aquaculture Study Program, University of Muhammadiyah, Luwuk Banggai, Indonesia
  • Samliok Ndobe Aquaculture Study Program, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Universitas Tadulako,
  • Andi Iqbal Burhanuddin Department of Marine Science , Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries, Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia



biodiversity, Gobiidae, Eleotridae, Luwuk Banggai


Sulawesi is an island famous for its biodiversity, including many endemic species. In particular, Sulawesi has the highest number of gobies in the world, including species with potential as food and/or ornamental fishes. The exploration of freshwater ichthyofauna is important in the context of Indonesian and global biodiversity. This research aimed to identify gobies found in the Luwuk Banggai area of Central Sulawesi, as a contribution to the exploration of Indonesian ichthyofaunal biodiversity. Gobies were sampled from January to March 2019 in the Biak and Koyoan Rivers. The sampled fish were measured and identified based on morphological characteristics. A total of 52 specimens were collected, and identified as belonging to 17 species within two families, the Gobiidae and Eleotridae. Gobies from the Koyoan River comprised 32 specimens from 8 species, while 20 specimens belonging to species were found in the Biak River. Only two species were found in both rivers: Stiphodon semoni and Sicyopterus lagocephalus. These results augment the body of knowledge regarding the presence and distribution of gobies in Indonesia


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