Lyretail Dartgoby, Ptereleotris monoptera Randall & Hoese 1985

Other Names: Lyre-tail Dart Goby, Lyre-tail Dart-goby, Lyretail Goby, Monofin Dartfish

A Lyretail Dartfish, Ptereleotris monoptera, in Sodwana Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Source: Sally Polack / FishWise Professional. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike

A pale blue to yellowish dartgoby with a deeper blue on the belly, a broad dark smudge-like bar from the eye to the chin, and irregular iridesent blue markings behind the eye; chin with fleshy protuberance narrowing to a thin low, median fold.
Video of Lyretail Dartgobies 

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Dianne J. Bray, Ptereleotris monoptera in Fishes of Australia, accessed 18 Jan 2022,

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CAAB Code:37435020

Depth:6-50 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:12 cm SL

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