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