Yellow Coralgoby, Gobiodon okinawae Sawada, Arai & Abe 1972

Other Names: Okinawa Goby, Yellow Coral Goby

A Yellow Coralgoby, Gobiodon okinawae, in an aquarium at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Source: Phil Munday / Lizard Island Field Guide, License: CC by Attribution

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Yellow Coralgoby, Gobiodon okinawae Sawada, Arai & Abe 1972


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CAAB Code:37428162

Habitat:Reef associated (with Acropora)

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