Gobiodon quinquestrigatus

Fiveline Coralgoby | Five-bar Coralgoby | Five-streaked Coralgoby
Gobiodon quinquestrigatus
Gobiodon quinquestrigatus, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Gobiodon quinquestrigatus
Gobiodon quinquestrigatus, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Gobiodon quinquestrigatus
Gobiodon quinquestrigatus


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Red/brown body with 5 narrow blueish-white bars on head. Differs from G. prolixus (Elongate Coralgoby) primarily in body shape, with deeper head tapering more towards tail. Live at the base of fingers of Acropora corals.


Max Size: 5 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 21-31.2°C

Depth: 1-70m

Habitat Generalization Index: 5.46

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.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (6.5% 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.

Edit by: Joe Shields