Spectacled Sandgoby (Istigobius diadema)

Also known as Eyeline Sandgoby, Gudgeon, Honeycomb Sandgoby, Sand Goby, Spectacled Goby

Description

Also known as Eyeline Sandgoby, Gudgeon, Honeycomb Sandgoby, Sand Goby, Spectacled Goby.

Found over mud and sand bottoms in very shallow waters of estuaries and sheltered shorelines.
They feed on benthic invertebrates.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 0-6m
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/25201

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