GOBIES
GOBIIDAE
Bridled Goby
Coryphopterus  glaucofraenum*
    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size (cm) Diet Behaviour Sex 
Man, S, R 8 Cru, Wor I PGH
 
 
Description:
Usually
2 spots at base of tail (can be joined as a "dumbell"). A row of ~4 white spots behind eye, the second one being elevated. White "bridle" from rear of mouth to edge of gill cover with darkish band above the anterior. Pale to translucent body (depending upon background).  No orange or dark spot(s) at base of pectoral fin. White spots/ speckles on body.

Ecology
Shallow water, rarely deeper than 5m (15ft) in mangroves, silt, sand and in sand around patch reefs.

Antigua Note:
Also found in man-made rock areas such as breakwaters around harbours.

Life Cycle:
Oviparous, demersal spawner. Both male and female spawn with many individuals in small contiguous territories

* Notes:
Since so similar to Sand Canyon, Colon and Patch Reef Goby due to paling of this complex obscuring markings, habitat/ depth may give a heuristic guide.
Bridled Goby
* Part of the "Bridled Goby Complex" which can be somewhat difficult to differentiate at times
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