Sharp-nosed sand goby


  • Feeds during daytime, and mainly feeds on small crustaceans.
  • Matures at around 4.5 cm (Total Length).


  • Dorsally yellowish, ventrally white.
  • Numerous white blotches and brown dots on back.
  • Mid body with 5 black blotches lined horizontally.
  • Caudal fin base with a dark marking which looks like a “<”, and the narrower part of the marking points towards the head.
  • Mature males possess an extended filament on the second spine of the first dorsal fin.

Common Name: Sharp-nosed sand goby

Family Common Name: Gobies

Family: Gobiidae

Scientific Name: Favonigobius gymnauchen___(Bleeker, 1860)

Maximum Length: 9 cm (Total Length)