Istigobius decoratus

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Common Name
Decorated Goby
Binomial Name
Istigobius decoratus
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Istigobius
Species: decoratus


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Common Names

  • Decorated Goby



Characteristics

Description

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Similar Species

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Maximum Size

12 cm [1].

Associated Organisms

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Behaviour

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Captive Care

Tank Size

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Water Flow

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Lighting

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Feeding

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Growth Rate

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Diseases

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Other

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Gallery



Compatibility

Fish

Does it have any fish that it should not be housed with?

Coral

Does it have coral that it is not compatible with?

Invertebrate

Is it compatible with other invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms?



Reproduction

How it reproduces, how suitable it is to breeding or captive propagation, techniques on how to etc.



Local Ecology

Distribution

Red Sea to Samoa, north to Taiwan, south to Lord Howe Island[1].

Habitat

Sand patches of clear lagoon and seaward reefs, 1 to 18 m[1].



Additional Information

Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.



Resources



References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 (Lieske Myers 1996): Lieske, E., Myers, R., Coral reef fishes : Caribbean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean : including the Red Sea, Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1996.