Tag: Orange-Striped Goby (Amblygobius Decussatus)

The Orange-Striped Goby (Amblygobius Decussatus) is a Goby that i found only recently during a dive a Aow Leuk, Koh Tao.

Since that first encounter, i have seen this species on a few more occasions, but always at the shallower Koh Tao sites thus far.

Although similar in appearance to the Immaculate Goby (Valenciennea Immaculata), there are a few minor differences.

Growing to a Maximum length approximately 10cm, the main distinguishing features of this species are its generally silvery/white or pale gray body colour with up to nine vertical, dark–edged orange bars intersecting around five horizontal bars (two of which continue through the head).

There is also a distinctive white–edged, orange spot on the caudal peduncle.

The diet of this species consists mainly of tiny invertibrates which are filtered through the gill–rakers

The Orange-Striped Goby (Amblygobius Decussatus) is a Goby that i found only recently during a dive a Aow Leuk, Koh Tao.

Since that first encounter, i have seen this species on a few more occasions, but always at the shallower Koh Tao sites thus far.

Although similar in appearance to the Immaculate Goby (Valenciennea Immaculata), there are a few minor differences.

Growing to a Maximum length approximately 10cm, the main distinguishing features of this species are its generally silvery/white or pale gray body colour with up to nine vertical, dark–edged orange bars intersecting around five horizontal bars (two of which continue through the head).

There is also a distinctive white–edged, orange spot on the caudal peduncle.

The diet of this species consists mainly of tiny invertibrates which are filtered through the gill–rakers

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Orange-Striped Goby (Amblygobius Decussatus)

This Orange-Striped Goby (Amblygobius Decussatus) was photographed at Aow Leuk Bay, Koh Tao.

So far, this species appears to be a relatively uncommon Goby in local waters.