• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Patrick Ess

  • Scientific Name: Paragobiodon melanosoma (Bleeker, 1853)

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.