Gobiodon spilophthalmus, Scott Reef, WA, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Gobiodon spilophthalmus, Photo: Graham Edgar
Small body with a blunt rounded head. Two colour forms: the first, golden with gold eye, and the second, translucent with two black stripes along body on either side of a white stripe, with black spots on head and tail, and spotted eye. Both with a light stripe along mid side, and can both occur in the same place. Less shy than other Gobiodon species (Coralgobies), often sitting on coral surfaces in plain sight.
Max Size: 4 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 25.5-31.0°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Threats: Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% 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: Several (6 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.