Gobiodon quinquestrigatus

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Gobiodon quinquestrigatus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Gobiodon
Species:
G. quinquestrigatus
Binomial name
Gobiodon quinquestrigatus
(Valenciennes, 1837)
Synonyms

Gobius quinquestrigatus Valenciennes, 1837

Gobiodon quinquestrigatus, commonly known as the five-lined coral goby, is a species of goby. It occurs in the western Pacific from the Philippines to the Society Islands, north to Japan and south to Australia.[1] It is normally found in monogamous pairs associating with corals of the genus Acropora.[2]Its diet consists of small invertebrates and zooplankton. The female deposits the eggs on a coral branch which the male tends. They are able to change sex in whichever direction favours reproductive success. This species has a dark brown body colour with a lighter brown to reddish head which has five vertical blue lines, subadults have additional vertical lines on body.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Gobiodon quinquestrigatus" in FishBase. June 2018 version.
  2. ^ Bray, D.J. (2018). "Gobiodon quinquestrigatus". Fishes of Australia. Museums Victoria. Retrieved 30 August 2018.