Yellow Pygmy-goby, Lubricogobius exiguus (Tanaka 1915)

Other Names: Yellow Pygmy Goby

A Yellow Pygmy-goby, Lubricogobius exiguus, at Osezaki, Izu Peninsula, Japan, depth 22 m. Source: orangkucing / License: CC by Attribution-ShareAlike

A small bright yellow goby with strongly keeled dorsal and ventral edges on the caudal peduncle, and a well-developed frenum on the pelvic fins.

Video of Yellow Pygmy-gobies sheltering in bottles around Lembeh, Indonesia, & Dauin, Philippines.

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Dianne J. Bray, Lubricogobius exiguus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Feb 2024,

Yellow Pygmy-goby, Lubricogobius exiguus (Tanaka 1915)


Allen, G.R. & M. Adrim, 2003. Coral reef fishes of Indonesia. Zool. Stud. 42(1): 1-72. 

Kuiter R.W. & Tonozuka, T. 2001. Indonesian Reef Fishes. Part 3. Melbourne : Zoonetics pp. 623–893.
Randall, J.E. & Senou, H. 2001. Review of the Indo-Pacific gobiid fish genus Lubricogobius, with description of a new species and a new genus for L. pumilus. Ichthyological Research 48: 3-12.

Tanaka, S. 1915. Ten new species of fishes from Japan. Zoological Magazine, Tokyo 27(245): 565-568 [in Japanese]

Quick Facts

Depth:5-100 m (Australia 23 m)

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:4 cm SL

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