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Mahidolia mystacina

Mahidolia mystacina

I got a number of shots of this rather rare shrimp goby. The fish lives in symbiosis with an alpheid shrimp, which digs a burrow for shared use. The goby acts as a watch man.

This individual has an unusual coloration, with yellow pelvic fins.

This goby is found in really silty areas, with not too many corals around. In Bolinao I have seen them from 11 to 20 meters. The water temperature at these spots is ~ 29C.

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Photo prise @ Lucero le 31 juillet 2018 (© PacificKlaus / Flickr)

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 goby, gobiidae, perciformes, fish, macro, symbiosis, shrimp goby, mahidolia mystacina, flagfin shrimpgoby, bolinao, pangasinan, philippines, underwater, ocean, nature, animal, university of the philippines, marine science institute, marine lab, underwater photography

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