• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Wolfgang Holz

  • Scientific Name: Paragobiodon xanthosoma (Bleeker, 1853)

The Emerald Coral Goby (Paragobiodon xanthosoma) is also known under the nickname Bearded Goby as they feature bristles around their head. They are a popular subject for underwater macro photography. They are found exclusively among branches of Seriatopora coral, specifically S. hystrix and are usually living in pairs. They are monogamous and have a maximum recorded body length of 4 cm.