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Red Head Goby

Paragobiodon echinocephalus


This Red Head Goby - Paragobiodon echinocephalus are found in specific stony corals and usually in pairs or small groups. This small Goby, usually around 3-4 cm usually has black body with red face covered with tiny reddish bristles which gives them a look of hairiness.


Also living among the crevices of the corals are crabs and shrimps. In this picture, it is sharing home with a Guard Crab - Trapezia cymodoce.

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AlbertKang 5 months ago

Thanks, @Leuba and @triggsturner for your kind words and appreciation :)

triggsturner 5 months ago

Lovely image Albert.

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Leuba Ridgway 6 months ago

A few different species in the one shot - brilliant ! I love your notes Albert. Good to know he's a guard crab.

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Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.76, Long: 120.91

Spotted on May 25, 2019
Submitted on Jul 8, 2019

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