Orange-dashed Goby (Valenciennea puellaris)

Also known as Blackchin Sleepergoby, Diamond Goby, Diamond Sleepergoby, Diamond Watchman Goby, Diamondspot Goby, Gudgeon, Maiden Goby, Orangedash Goby, Orange Diamond Goby, Orange-spotted Glidergoby, Orange-spotted Goby, Orange-spotted Sleepergoby, Pretty Prawngoby, Sleeper Goby

Description

Also known as Blackchin Sleepergoby, Diamond Goby, Diamond Sleepergoby, Diamond Watchman Goby, Diamondspot Goby, Gudgeon, Maiden Goby, Orangedash Goby, Orange Diamond Goby, Orange-spotted Glidergoby, Orange-spotted Goby, Orange-spotted Sleepergoby, Pretty Prawngoby, Sleeper Goby.

Found in pairs close to their burrows over sandy areas of clear lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on dead fish, insects, zooplankton.
Length - 16cm
Depth - 2-80m
Widespread Indo-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/7246

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