Long-finned Goby (Valenciennea longipinnis)

Also known as Gudgeon, Longfin Sleeper Goby, Long-finned Sleeper Goby, Ocellate Glider Goby, Ocellated Goby, Ocellated Gudgeon, Sand Sifting Goby, Sleeper Goby, Striped Sleeper Goby, Teardrop Sleeper Goby

Description

Also known as Gudgeon, Longfin Sleeper Goby, Long-finned Sleeper Goby, Ocellate Glider Goby, Ocellated Goby, Ocellated Gudgeon, Sand Sifting Goby, Sleeper Goby, Striped Sleeper Goby, Teardrop Sleeper Goby.

Found in pairs close to their burrows over fine sand in shallow lagoon reefs.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 15cm
Depth - 0-30m
Widespread Indo-West 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/7225

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