Tag: Neon Pygmy Goby (Eviota Pellucida)

The Neon Pygmy Goby (Eviota Pellucida) is a Goby that can be found in all local areas. It can usually be found resting on coral formations such as Star Coral (Montastraea).

Growing to a maximum length of only 3cm, the Neon Pygmy Goby is easily overlooked. It is easily identified with an overall red colouration and translucent fins. The main characteristics are the short golden lines on the head, full length golden line from the head to caudal peduncle, on both sides, just below the dorsal fin. There is second, mid-length golden line that begins at the snout and passes along the top of the eye and one short white line from around the base of the pectoral fin, ending mid way along the body.

The Neon Pygmy Goby (Eviota Pellucida) is a Goby that can be found in all local areas. It can usually be found resting on coral formations such as Star Coral (Montastraea).

Growing to a maximum length of only 3cm, the Neon Pygmy Goby is easily overlooked. It is easily identified with an overall red colouration and translucent fins. The main characteristics are the short golden lines on the head, full length golden line from the head to caudal peduncle, on both sides, just below the dorsal fin. There is second, mid-length golden line that begins at the snout and passes along the top of the eye and one short white line from around the base of the pectoral fin, ending mid way along the body.

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Neon Pygmy Goby (Eviota Pellucida)

The Neon Pygmy Goby (Eviota pellucida), photographed here at Shark Island, is very common, but difficult to photograph clearly due to its size.