By Bob Goemans
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Priolepis nuchifasciata

(Gunther, 1873)

Orange Reef Goby

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: New Guinea, Indonesia, Philippines to Hong Kong, and south to Australia.

Size: 2 inches (4 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits rocky estuaries, and found in small caves and usually seen at depths between 15 to 100 feet (5 – 30 m) where it feeds on tiny benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.

General Husbandry: Not collected for the trade.


    Order: Perciformes

    Suborder: Gobioidei

    Family: Gobiidae

    Genus: Priolepis

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

 Priolepis nuchifasciata (Orange Reef Goby)
Photo © John Randall
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