Brown Drombus, Drombus triangularis (Weber 1909)

Other Names: Brown Shore Goby

A Brown Drombus, Drombus triangularis, in Bali, Indonesia, 2012. Source: Andrey Ryanskiy / FishBase. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

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Brown Drombus, Drombus triangularis (Weber 1909)

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Wyndham, Western Australia, to Sarina, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west Pacific. Inhabits seagrass beds, mangroves and silty-sandy-shelly areas near reefs.


This species may share burrows with alpheid shrimps.


Bray, D.J. 2018


Australian Faunal Directory

Brown Drombus, Drombus triangularis (Weber 1909)


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CAAB Code:37428024

Max Size:7 cm

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