Neon pygmy goby

Eviota pellucida

''Eviota pellucida'', commonly called neon pygmy goby or pellucida pygmy goby, is a species of marine fish in the family Gobiidae.
Eviota pellucida Diver's Lodge House Reef, Lembeh. Eviota pellucida,Neon pygmy goby

Appearance

It reaches a maximum size of 21 millimetres in length. Its body is a transparent orange/red colour, with a yellow/gold line stretching from its head the base of its tail, one on its side stretching through its eye to 2/3 of the way down its body, and two lines over its head. All lines originate near the upper lip. A white line along the stomach is also present.
Neon Pygmy Goby (Eviota pellucida) Diver's Lodge House Reef, Lembeh. Eviota pellucida,Geotagged,Indonesia,Spring

Distribution

The Neon pygmy goby is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the central Indo-Pacific.

It can be found at depths of 3-30 metres .

Behavior

Sticking to lagoonal areas with lots of shelter, these fishes are often found in groups, browsing for microinvertebrates among the branches of small-polyped stony corals, as well as sometimes cleaning parasites and dead tissues from larger fish.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilyGobiidae
GenusEviota
SpeciesE. pellucida
Photographed in
Indonesia