Blue gudgeon

Characteristics

  • Alert and stays away from divers.
  • Often recorded in pairs or in small groups in which individuals share the same borrow.

Description

  • Body light grey-blue.
  • Red margin on first dorsal fin. This feature distinguishes the species from the similar looking Blue hana goby, which does not possess a red margin on first dorsal fin.
  • Iridescent blue lines on head.
  • A short, diagonal black stripe at the base of pectoral fin.

Common Name: Blue gudgeon

Family Common Name: Dartfishes

Scientific Name: Ptereleotris microlepis___(Bleeker, 1856)

Maximum Length: 13 cm (Total Length)