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Common Frill-fin Goby
   
   

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Order : Perciformes
Family : GOBIIDAE
Species : Bathygobius fuscus
Maximum Length : 7 cm

Also known as the Dusky Frillgoby, this medium-sized goby inhabits coral reefs, rocky coasts and brackish coastal creeks, sometimes venturing  into the lower reaches of freshwater streams. It is a benthic feeder, generally seen resting on the substrate.

The species is identified based on the dark bars and saddles which adorn the dorsal surface, on a pale cream background.

The pectoral fins are relatively large and rounded : these are translucent  with pale flecks which are more dense proximally.

The Common Frill-fin Goby is wide-ranging from East Africa through the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia to Japan and the Western Pacific Ocean, including the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.


Fig 1 : Common Frill-fin Goby in fringing, mangrove habitat off Bahowo Village, Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Fig 2 : Fringing mangroves off Bahowo Village, Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia.


References : F2