yellow-speckled cave-goby

Scientific name Gobiodon okinawae
Descriptor Rüppell
Year of description 1830
IUCN category LC
Family Gobiidae
Genus Gobiodon
Gobiodon okinawae Gobiodon okinawae

Introduction

Gobiodon okinawae, commonly known as yellow-speckled cave-goby, is a little salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    3 cm
  • Maximum size
    4 cm
  • Longevity
    8 year
  • Mimicry
    coral
  • Average size
    3 cm
  • Maximum size
    4 cm
  • Longevity
    8 year
  • Mimicry
    coral

How to recognize the yellow-speckled cave-goby ?

The yellow-speckled cave-goby measures between 3 and 4 cm. Given its small size, this species is commonly referred to as a "dwarf" animal. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly jaune body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The yellow-speckled cave-goby is a fish living in a group 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.

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. However, the yellow-speckled cave-goby has little concern for non-territorial animals.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert
  • Hermaphrodite
    Hermaphroditism

The yellow-speckled cave-goby is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert.

Harmless species

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

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 26 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 15 m

Biotope presentation

The yellow-speckled cave-goby is most often found at a depth between 0m and 15m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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