Paragobiodon echinocephalus

Redhead Stylophora Goby
Paragobiodon echinocephalus
Paragobiodon echinocephalus



Inhabits branching corals Pocillopora, Seriatopora, and Stylophora, and often found in groups. Head and nape are scaleless with bristle-like papillae, pink to reddish with light blue spots. Body and fins are dark brown to blackish, reaching a maximum size of 4cm.  


Max Size: 4 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19.9-30.4°C

Depth: N/A

Habitat Generalization Index: 0.26

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 (2.1% 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 (5 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.