Definition of spotted goby in US English:

spotted goby

noun

  • Any of various gobies with spotted coloration, as Gobiusculus flavescens of the north-east Atlantic, Coryphopterus punctipectophorus of the western Atlantic, and Stigmatogobius sadamundio of Asian waters.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Pennant (1726–1798), naturalist, traveller, and writer.