Amblygobius decussatus, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Amblygobius decussatus, Torres Strait, Qld, Photo: Andrew Green
Amblygobius decussatus, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Pale body with faint orange crosshatch pattern, the central two horizontal lines starting on snout where they are darker and more distinct, tail base with a large white spot with an orange centre. Similar A. nocturnus (Pyjama Goby) lacks tail spot and vertical lines. Hovers close to the bottom over sand and rubble patches near reefs.
Max Size: 10 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.4-31.1°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
Habitat Generalisation Index: 7.2
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (16% 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 (4 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.