Location: Romblon Island
Depth: shallow / medium depth
Cover Photo: Patrick Ess
Scientific Name: Paragobiodon melanosoma (Bleeker, 1853)
Type: Romblon Fish
The Dark Coral Goby (Paragobiodon melanosoma) is characterized by the uniform black color of head, body, and fins on their head and nape. The fish has no scales, but bristle-like papillae on the skin. Just like other coral gobies they are usually seen in pairs or colonies living inside the branches of their host coral in reefs around Romblon Island.