White-barred goby

Amblygobius phalaena

''Amblygobius phalaena'', the white-barred goby, is a species of goby native to tropical reefs of the western Pacific Ocean and through the central Indo-Pacific area at depths of from 2 to 20 metres . This species feeds by taking in mouthfuls of sand and sifting out algae, invertebrates and other organic matter. It can reach a length of 15 centimetres TL. It is also of minor importance to local commercial fisheries and can also be found in the aquarium trade.
Status: Not evaluated
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilyGobiidae
GenusAmblygobius
SpeciesA. phalaena