Tuesday, October 18, 2005
GOBIES WITH PRAWN
Some gobies symbiotically live in a single sand burrow with one or more species of blind or almost blind prawns.
The prawns maintain the burrows while the gobies act as lookouts for them.
When a diver approaches, the prawn feels the goby retracting and it promptly withdraws into the burrow...
It is not unusual for adult gobies to live in pairs.
Location: Panuba House Reef, Tioman