The Striped Pygmygoby can be recognised by its colour pattern. The species occurs throughout much of the Indo-Pacific.
The Striped Pygmygoby is translucent with a stripe laterally from the snout to the caudal peduncle There are white dashes along the top of the stripe and also below it along the abdomen. The lateral stripe is interrupted on the caudal peduncle by a small yellow spot.
It has a widespread distribution throughout much of the Indo-Pacific. In Australia it is occurs from north-western Australia and from the northern Great Barrier Reef to northern New South Wales.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
Other behaviours and adaptations
It is often observed perched on living coral, as shown in the image.
- Myers, R.F. 1999. Micronesian Reef Fishes. Coral Graphics. Pp. 330.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.