Gunnellichthys curiosus

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Gunnellichthys curiosus
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Microdesmidae
Genus: Gunnellichthys
Species: G. curiosus
Binomial name
Gunnellichthys curiosus
C. E. Dawson, 1968

Gunnellichthys curiosus, the curious wormfish, is a species of wormfish native to the Indian Ocean from the Seychelles and Mauritius to the Hawaiian Islands in the central Pacific Ocean. It is an inhabitant of reefs and can be found at depths of from 9 to 60 metres (30 to 197 ft). It occurs in areas with substrates that allow it to conceal itself in burrows. It reaches a length of 12 centimetres (4.7 in) SL. This fish can also be found in the aquarium trade.