Crested Goby
Lophogobius cyprinoides
    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size (cm) Diet Behaviour Sex 
Man, R 10 Veg, Mol, Cru I F
Rounded, fleshy crest on head. Usually shades of brown to olive-brown with pale spots on head and pale blothches/ stripes on body. Body relatively robust.
Male: Large upturned mouth, with
large orange blotch on first dorsal fin. may turn dark violet when breeding.

Adults inhabit tidal creeks, mangroves and other quiet coastal waters. Opportunistic feeder, ingests diverse crustaceans, molluscs and barnacles, greatest part of their food comprises algae.

Life Cycle:
Benthic spawner
Crested Goby (Male)
Male Only