Size4.7 inches (12.0 cm)
HabitatHard bottoms in the shallow waters of exposed seaward reefs
- Fusiform shape, with a pale yellow coloration. Dark blue-edge red-to-purple patch under the eye. Orange bar on pectoral fins bordered by a bright blue.
- Individual may grow to 4.7 inches (12.0 cm) in length.
There are more than two thousand species of goby fishes
- Like other dartfish species, the zebra goby mainly feeds on zooplankton in the water column as well as among the reef and substrate rubble.
- Occurs in the Indo-Pacific from the Red Sea to the Line, Marquesan and Ryukyu Islands, southward through the Great Barrier Reef and the Mariana and Marshall Islands in Micronesia.
- Found on hard bottoms in the shallow waters of exposed seaward reefs, exposed to strong currents at depths ranging from 7 to 102 feet (2-31 m). Common depth does not exceed 13 feet (4 m).
- “Not Evaluated” on the IUCN Red List.
- Also known as the “zebra dartfish.”
- A schooling species, aggregating in small to large groups.
- Coral Reef Fishes. Revised Edition. Ewald Lieske and Robert Myers