• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Jun V Lao

  • Scientific Name: Signigobius biocellatus, Hoese & Allen, 1977

The Crab-eye Goby (Signigobius biocellatus) is also known as the Two Spot Goby and is a popular subject for underwater macro photographers and underwater videographers. The species is native to the Western Pacific Ocean. They are usually found in areas of sand or silt in lagoons and in coastal bays. The Crab-eye Goby is popular for its distinct large yellow-ringed ocelli on the dorsal fins, which gave the fish its common name. They also display an interesting behavior when they hover back and forth above the entrance of their cave.