Poison Goby

Gobiodon citrinus

''Gobiodon citrinus'', the Poison Goby, is a species of goby native to the Indian Ocean from the Red Sea and the coast of Africa to the western Pacific Ocean to Japan, Samoa and the Great Barrier Reef. They are reef dwellers being found at depths of from 2 to 20 metres and in association with ''Acropora'' corals. The mucus produced by this fish is toxic. They grow to a length of 6.6 centimetres TL. They have varied body colour and could be either dark brown, or pale yellow. They also have blue vertical lines that go around their eyes and gills. This species is also found in the aquarium trade and has been reared in the aquarium.
Status: Not evaluated
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilyGobiidae
GenusGobiodon
SpeciesG. citrinus
Photographed in
Egypt