Tag: Canine Goby (Oplopomus Caninoides)

The Canine Goby (Oplopomus Caninoides) is one of three locally occurring Gobies which are very similar in appearance, making them difficult to tell apart. The other two are the Decorated Goby (Istigobius Decoratus) and the Ornate Goby (Istigobius Ornatus).

Of these three similar species, the Canine Goby has a slightly shorter maximum length (7cm as opposed to 10cm) and it also seems to be less common the the other two species.

The main distinguishing features of the Canine Goby are the tiny blue and orange spots on the pale gray body. There are rows of elongated black spots forming broken horizontal lines, with smaller black and white spots in between.

The Canine Goby (Oplopomus Caninoides) is one of three locally occurring Gobies which are very similar in appearance, making them difficult to tell apart. The other two are the Decorated Goby (Istigobius Decoratus) and the Ornate Goby (Istigobius Ornatus).

Of these three similar species, the Canine Goby has a slightly shorter maximum length (7cm as opposed to 10cm) and it also seems to be less common the the other two species.

The main distinguishing features of the Canine Goby are the tiny blue and orange spots on the pale gray body. There are rows of elongated black spots forming broken horizontal lines, with smaller black and white spots in between.

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Canine Goby (Oplopomus Caninoides)

At the moment, i only have a very small number of photos of what i'm quite sure (but not positive) is the Canine Goby (Oplopomus Caninoides), and none of them are particularly good.

Hopefully i'll be able to get some better photos of this species in the near future as that may help confirm its identification.