Gobiodon okinawae

Gobiidae
Yellow Coralgoby, Okinawa Goby, Yellow Coralgoby
Gobiodon okinawae, Sulawesi, Indonesia.  Photo: Ian Shaw

Gobiodon okinawae, Sulawesi, Indonesia.  Photo: Ian Shaw

Distribution
Tropical Indo-Pacific
Description
Bright yellow body, rounded head. Lives down amongst the branches of Acropora corals. Similar to yellow form of G. spilophthalmus (Whitelined Coralgoby), but lacking the light patch along side.
Information
  • Max Size: 4 cm
  • Depth: 1-15m
  • Habitat: Coral Reef
Rarity
  • Threats: Habitat degradation
  • IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
  • Occurrence: Infrequent (2% of sites)
    Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
  • Abundance: Few (2 per transect)
    Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: Joe Shields
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