Paragobiodon lacunicolus (Kendall and Goldsborough, 1911.)

Paragobiodon echinocephalus
Paragobiodon echinocephalus
Photographer: 
Steve Smith
Date: 
Friday, 24 May 2013
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
13m
Common name: Blackfin Coralgoby
Distribution:

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific region: from the Seychelles and Chagos Islands to the Line and Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryuku Islands, south to Lord Howe Island, throughout Micronesia. In Australia recorded from around Exmouth in Western Australia, the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland south to northern New South Wales and including Lord Howe Island.

Ecological Notes:

Lives exclusively among the branches of Pocillopora damicornis Depth to 20 m.

Additional Notes:

Head pinkish to orange, body colour white to pale yellow, fins black except for pale pelvic fins. Grows to 3 cm.

References:

Paragobiodon lacunicolus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Jun 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3081. 

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=Paragobiodon+lacunicolus. Accessed 20/06/18. 

FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. https://fishbase.ca/summary/Paragobiodon-lacunicolus.html. Accessed 20/06/18.