actor coral goby

Scientific name Gobiodon histrio
Descriptor Valenciennes
Year of description 1837
IUCN category LC
Family Gobiidae
Genus Gobiodon
Gobiodon histrio Gobiodon histrio

Introduction

Gobiodon histrio, commonly known as actor coral goby, is a little salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    3 cm
  • Maximum size
    3.5 cm
  • Pattern
    multiple
  • Average size
    3 cm
  • Maximum size
    3.5 cm
  • Pattern
    multiple

How to recognize the actor coral goby ?

The actor coral goby measures between 3 and 3.5 cm. Given its small size, this species is commonly referred to as a "dwarf" animal. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly rouge and vert body. The also has rouge multiple.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or alone
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The actor coral goby is a fish living as a couple or alone naturally found near the rocks. This species is carnivorous . Measuring only a few centimeters, this small species tends to be discreet and hide in the presence of larger neighbors.

The actor coral 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.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare
  • Hermaphrodite
    protandric

The actor coral goby is a fish ovipare. This fish always born male. Growing up, individuals will change sex to become female, this is called successive hermaphroditism of the protandrous type.

Risks for humans

  • Venomous
    Yes

This species is venomous and can cause serious injuries when touched.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    2 - 15 m

Biotope presentation

The actor coral goby is most often found at a depth between 2m and 15m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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