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  Desert Goby (Chlamydogobius eremius)





Desert Goby | Chlamydogobius eremius photo
Desert goby, Chlamydogobius eremius, male

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DESERT GOBY FACTS

Description
The Desert Goby is brownish grey to yellowish with darker mottling. It sometimes has seven or eight saddle shaped markings across the back. The head is yellow below. The male has a black first dorsal with blue and yellow bands.

Size
length to 6cm

Habitat
found in pools and streams associated with artesian springs and bores. IT lives in shaded areas around plants or rocks. It lives in harsh conditions and can withstand large fluctuations in temperature, salinity, pH and dissolved oxygen.

Food
insects, crustaceans, filamentous algae, detritus

Range
western and southern Lake Eyre basin



Classification
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Gobiidae
Genus:Chlamydogobius
Species:eremius
Common Name:Desert Goby