Bluespotted Watchman Goby is a marine fish with the scientific name Cryptocentrus pavoninoides.
It lives in the western central Pacific Ocean, close to the shore and at depths of 3 to 49 feet. This fish forms small groups on the ocean floor.
Bluespotted Watchman Gobies live in both lagoons and outer reef slopes, making them safe for coral reefs.
Bluespotted Watchman Goby Interesting Facts
- Bluespotted Watchman Goby, found in the western central Pacific Ocean, grows up to 5.9 inches (15.0 centimeters) long and thrives in warm, tropical waters.
- They live at depths of 3 to 49 feet and inhabit both lagoons and outer reef slopes, making them coral reef-friendly.
- This fish is identifiable by its brown body with blue-white spots on its head, faint yellow bars on the sides, and fan-like dorsal fin with black spots.
Bluespotted Watchman Goby Habitat
Bluespotted Watchman Goby is found in the western central Pacific Ocean, specifically in Indonesia.
This fish lives near the seafloor (demersal) at depths of 1 to 15 meters and thrives in warm, tropical waters.
Bluespotted Watchman Goby Physical Characteristics
Size: 5.9 inches (15.0 centimeters)
Bluespotted Watchman Goby grows up to 5.9 inches (15.0 centimeters) long.
- Brown body with blue-white spots on the head,
- Faint yellow bars on the sides,
- Blue streaks on the tail fin,
- 2 to 4 black spots in the middle of the dorsal fin,
- Tall, fan-like first dorsal fin with 6 to 7 spines and 11 soft rays, and
- One anal spine with 10 soft rays.
- Pelvic fins are united with a connecting membrane (frenum),
- Body scales number between 82 to 90, but none on the head,
- Body depth is about one-fifth to one-sixth of its total length (SL), and
- The rounded tail fin is slightly longer than the head.