Ornate Goby (Istigobius ornatus)

Also known as Gudgeon, Ornate Lagoon Goby, Ornate Sand Goby, Sand Goby

Description

Also known as Gudgeon, Ornate Lagoon Goby, Ornate Sand Goby, Sand Goby.

Found singly close to their burrows in very shallow silty, rock and rubble areas close to estuaries, mangroves and rocky reefs.
They feed on small invertebrates.
Length - 11cm
Depth - 0-5m
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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/4322

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