Crosshatch Goby (Amblygobius decussatus)

Also known as Crossed Goby, Gudgeon, Orange-marked Goby, Orange-striped Goby, Pink-lined Goby, Sleeper Goby

Description

Also known as Crossed Goby, Gudgeon, Orange-marked Goby, Orange-striped Goby, Pink-lined Goby, Sleeper Goby.

Found in pairs close to their burrows over muddy rubble and sand flats of inshore bays, lagoons and coastal reefs.
They feed on tiny invertebrates by shifting mouthfuls of sand to capture their prey.
Length - 9cm
Depth - 3-25m
Widespread Western Central 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. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Amblygobius-decussatus.html

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