Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fusigobius neophytus.

Fusigobius neophytus

Gobiidae - Gobies
Genus: Fusigobius - Hoese & Obika, 1988
Specific name:
neophytus - (G�nther, 1877)
Scientific name: - Fusigobius neophytus (G�nther, 1877

Inhabits tidal reef flats and shallow lagoons , on sand or rubble patches. Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -5,153 meters (0 to -16,906 feet)

Nothing much is written about this Goby. I find them interesting with a transparent body which attracts attention when viewing the prodigalcube. Very active goby and full of character. The prodigalcube house two of the gobies and they peacfully live together. Sometimes sharing a burrow and sometimes flaring with each other. I'm not sure if they have paired-up as I can see no physical difference between them.

It like to perch on corals (as seen on the picture on top), as well as perching on the clam. They are always on sight, actively swimming even up to the top during feeding time.

This particular specimen was a gift from a supplier in Sri Lanka during my visit.

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