bluespotted goby

Scientific name Asterropteryx semipunctata
Descriptor Rüppell
Year of description 1830
IUCN category LC
Family Gobiidae
Genus Asterropteryx
Asterropteryx semipunctata Asterropteryx semipunctata


Asterropteryx semipunctata, commonly known as bluespotted goby, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    5 cm
  • Maximum size
    6 cm
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    5 cm
  • Maximum size
    6 cm
  • Pattern

How to recognize the bluespotted goby ?

The bluespotted goby measures between 5 and 6 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly marron and blanc body. The also has bleu ponctuations.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The bluespotted goby is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

The bluespotted goby is a territorial animal that does not tolerate any incursions into its living area. It is particularly virulent against other territorial species and it can provoke heated fights. Relationships between conspecifics are also hectic, with each seeking to secure its place.


  • Reproduction

The bluespotted goby is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 20 m

Biotope presentation

The bluespotted goby is most often found at a depth between 1m and 20m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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