Bluestreak Goby (Valenciennea strigata)

Also known as Blueband Glider Goby, Blueband Goby, Bluecheek Goby, Bluestreak Sleeper, Goldenhead Sleeper, Goldenhead Sleeper Goby, Golden-headed Sleeper Goby, Goldhead Sleeper Goby, Gold-headed Sleeper Goby, Gudgeon, Pennant Glider, Pennant Glider Goby, Sleeper Goby, Yellow-headed Goby, Yellow-headed Sleeper Goby

Description

Also known as Blueband Glider Goby, Blueband Goby, Bluecheek Goby, Bluestreak Sleeper, Goldenhead Sleeper, Goldenhead Sleeper Goby, Golden-headed Sleeper Goby, Goldhead Sleeper Goby, Gold-headed Sleeper Goby, Gudgeon, Pennant Glider, Pennant Glider Goby, Sleeper Goby, Yellow-headed Goby, Yellow-headed Sleeper Goby.

Found in pairs, hovering close to their burrows, over rubble and sandy areas, of clearwater reef crests, in lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed by sifting mouthfuls of sand, foraging for small fish, fish eggs, and benthic invertebrates.
Length - 18cm
Depth - 1-25m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

These Gobies feed by taking a mouthful of sand that is filtered through the gills for tiny creatures.
They make large homes on sandy areas below rocks, with a small entrance that is covered over at night, when predators are near these Gobies dive into the sand and swim through the sand to escape danger. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Valenciennea-strigata.html

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