Many-host goby

Many-host goby

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Caption: Many-host goby (Pleurosicya mossambica) on a sea squirt. This small fish associates with a variety of invertebrate marine fauna, especially corals. The goby spends its whole life on its host, even laying its eggs on it. This goby has chosen to associate with a sea squirt or ascidian. These primitive chordate animals are sedentary as adults, attaching to a hard substrate such as reef or rock. Many are known for their bright colour. Photographed off Mabul Island, Malaysia.

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Keywords: animal, ascidian, bony fish, community, coral, fauna, flora, habitat, mabul, malaysian, many-host goby, marine, nature, pisces, pleurosicya mossambica, reef, sea squirt, south east asian, underwater, wildlife, zoology

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