Thursday, October 06, 2005

GOBY



Gobies form the largest family of marine fishes with about 500 Indo-Pacific species.

Their characteristics include small, elongated but blunt heads, large mouths, and conical teeth.

Bottom dwellers they are and they feed on small invertebrates...

They are very shy and will retract instantly into their burrows as divers approach.

Needs quite a bit of patience to photograph them...

Specimen size was about 4 centimeters...

Location: Panuba House Reef, Tioman