Lemon Coralgoby (Gobiodon citrinus)

Also known as Citrinis Clown Goby, Citron Clown Goby, Citron Goby, Citrus Goby, Coral Goby, Fourbar Goby, Fourbar Maori Goby, Gudgeon, Gum Drop Goby, Lemon Goby, Lemondrop Goby, Poison Goby, Reef Goby, Saffron Goby, Yellow Citron Goby, Yellow Coralgoby, Yellow Goby

Description

Also known as Citrinis Clown Goby, Citron Clown Goby, Citron Goby, Citrus Goby, Coral Goby, Fourbar Goby, Fourbar Maori Goby, Gudgeon, Gum Drop Goby, Lemon Goby, Lemondrop Goby, Poison Goby, Reef Goby, Saffron Goby, Yellow Citron Goby, Yellow Coralgoby, Yellow Goby.

Found singly or in pairs hiding in the branches of Acropora corals over sheltered lagoons. Their skin is covered in a slimy toxic mucus.
Varies in colour.
They feed on small invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 6.5cm
Depth - 0-30m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Reef Gobies have the largest and smallest species usually with very distinctive colouring.

Unfortunately these pictures show this Goby without its coral protection in a very large fish tank on Gangehi Island, Maldives!! where every night 20-30 deaths (mostly babies) occur from predatory fish!
These fish are taken each day from the reef to amuse the Italians!!!!
Gangehi is a beautiful island with a wonderful reef that is ruined by the ignorant Italians that run this resort!!
If this resort ever changes ownership/management please email me because I would love to go back!!
***Please note not all Italian Islands are like this*** Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/7789

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