Cenderawasih Goby (Acentrogobius cenderawasih)

Also known as Checkered Goby, Gudgeon, Sand Goby

Description

Also known as Checkered Goby, Gudgeon, Sand Goby.

Found close to their burrows over protected brackish waters of estuaries, lakes and shorelines.
They feed on fish eggs, benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 4cm
Depth - 0-30m
Widespread Western 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/Acentrogobius-cenderawasih.html

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