Pearl Goby (Istigobius spence)

Also known as Gudgeon, Reticulate Sandgoby, Reticulated Goby, Sand Goby, Twin-spots Sandgoby

Description

Also known as Gudgeon, Reticulate Sandgoby, Reticulated Goby, Sand Goby, Twin-spots Sandgoby.

Found singly over rubble and sandy areas in murky waters of estuaries and coastal reefs.
They feed on benthic crustaceans.
Length - 7cm
Depth - 1-12m
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/4337

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