Peppermint Goby

Coryphopterus lipernes

Translucent yellowish gray goby with iridescent blue markings on snout and upper part of eye; alternating yellow and narrow blue lines extending posteriorly from eye onto anterior body. Body relatively thin, long and narrow with a large eye and a terminal mouth. Paired fins medium to long at transition, dorsal and anal-fin bases relatively short, caudal peduncle long and narrow, procurrent caudal-fin rays 7-10 (7-9 spindly). Max length : 3.0 cm
Lives in coral heads in fairly deep water. Usually solitary, but sometimes swims close to reef in small groups.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilyGobiidae
GenusCoryphopterus
SpeciesCoryphopterus lipernes