Blue goby over a reef, also named Blue gudgeon, Ptereleotris microlepis. Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs, over rubble and sand bottoms . Found from shallow silty estuaries and inlets to outer reef lagoons to about 10 meters depth (30 feet), but may also be seen deep on coastal slopes to 25 meters depth (75 feet). Occur in pairs occupying the same burrow, but at times more than 2 individuals will retreat to the same refuge, particularly true for juveniles. Monogamous. Gulf of Mexico, site of Stetson Bank, off Texas, United States, USA


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Blue goby over a reef, also named Blue gudgeon, Ptereleotris microlepis. Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs, over rubble and sand bottoms . Found from shallow silty estuaries and inlets to outer reef lagoons to about 10 meters depth (30 feet), but may also be seen deep on coastal slopes to 25 meters depth (75 feet). Occur in pairs occupying the same burrow, but at times more than 2 individuals will retreat to the same refuge, particularly true for juveniles. Monogamous. Gulf of Mexico, site of Stetson Bank, off Texas, United States, USA
Credit to: Blue Planet Archive / Amar & Isabelle Guillen

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