Pretty yellow Goby ID

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Pretty yellow Goby ID

Post by SoggyCookies » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:44 pm

Hi everyone, this is the third time I’ve caught this Goby species by accident on sabiki. Thought it was a yellow polka dot shrimpgoby at first but later on doubted it cause these have streaks on their cheeks and slender vertical lines on their body rather than dots.

Anyone have any idea what this species is?
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Re: Pretty yellow Goby ID

Post by Peace » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:40 pm

I want to say this is a yellow shrimp goby but they have dots instead of those blue stripes. Nice catch but I'm not quite sure of the exact species.

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Re: Pretty yellow Goby ID

Post by SoggyCookies » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:36 am

Peace wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:40 pm
I want to say this is a yellow shrimp goby but they have dots instead of those blue stripes. Nice catch but I'm not quite sure of the exact species.
Thanks Peace. That's what I thought too.. perhaps an invasive species hahaha. If my memory isn't failing me I think I've seen them being sold at some marine aquarium shops here before.

I tried keeping one that I caught in my aquarium just to observe it a bit more. noticed it changes to a brownish color with broad white bands at night/when asleep. Maybe a hybrid species? :shiftyeyes:
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Re: Pretty yellow Goby ID

Post by Peace » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:47 am

I am not too sure, perhaps it is stressed or changes its colour to blend with the new environment.

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Re: Pretty yellow Goby ID

Post by redeyefishing » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:24 pm

One of my friends caught a pair of these gobies yesterday.
I believe they are Bluespotted Watchman Gobies

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Re: Pretty yellow Goby ID

Post by redeyefishing » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:27 pm

I think this is similar to your yellow goby, but the hue on this one is much darker.

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Re: Pretty yellow Goby ID

Post by SoggyCookies » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:02 am

redeyefishing wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:27 pm
I think this is similar to your yellow goby, but the hue on this one is much darker.

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This one does look very similar, except for one thing: It has blue dots instead of faint blue stripes along its body. Interesting though. perhaps they're watchman goby hybrids of some sort hahaha..

The blue-spotted watchman gobies are much more common in my experience. often find them in larger sizes than the yellow one too
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Re: Pretty yellow Goby ID

Post by SoggyCookies » Fri May 03, 2019 10:17 pm

Finally managed to ID the goby. Turns out its a species of watchman goby ambiguously referred to as the 'lagoon shrimpgoby' (Cryptocentrus cyanotaenia)

ref. https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Cryptoc ... yanotaenia
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Re: Pretty yellow Goby ID

Post by Peace » Tue May 07, 2019 9:00 pm

I think you've got it right, good job!

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