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Peppermint Goby

Coryphopterus lipernes


Size is about 3 cm long. Translucent yellowish gray with iridescent blue markings on snout and upper part of eye; alternating yellow and narrow blue lines extending posteriorly from eye onto anterior body.


Lives in coral heads in fairly deep water. Usually solitary, but sometimes swims close to reef in small groups. Seen in Alice in Wonderland dive site, in Bonaire.

No species ID suggestions


The MnMs
The MnMs a year ago

Thanks Neil! The coral is probably a Montastraea cavernosa, they come in many colors :-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

I like him :) Nice spotting. Cool-looking coral too.

Bonaire, Caribisch Nederland, Netherlands

Lat: 12.09, Long: -68.29

Spotted on Sep 12, 2017
Submitted on Jan 28, 2018

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