• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow to deeper water

  • Cover Photo: Hakan Basar

  • Scientific Name: Lubricogobius exiguus, Tanaka, 1915

The Yellow Pygmy Goby (Lubricogobius exiguus) is ordinarily just about 3 cm long. It is a small bright yellow fish with emerald-colored eyes. The Yellow Pygmy Goby often stays in pairs and inhabits muddy sand substrates and prefer hiding around rubble, old wood or debris at depths between 5 and 100 meters. They also love to live in holes, like in discarded bottles, which make it an interesting subject for underwater macro photography. Romblon Island, Philippines is among the beautiful locations where you can see the Lubricogobius exiguus.