Goldspot Goby (Gnatholepis thompsoni)

Also known as Atlantic Goldspot Goby, Eyebar Sand-sifting Goldspot Goby, Gudgeon, White Goby

Description

Also known as Atlantic Goldspot Goby, Eyebar Sand-sifting Goldspot Goby, Gudgeon, White Goby.

Found singly or with the Bridled Goby - Coryphopterus glaucofraenum over open rock, rubble and sand substrates of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on algae, benthic crustaceans, invertebrates and worms.
Length - 8cm
Depth - 0-50m
Widespread Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean

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.in/summary/3855

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