- The emerald cling goby is a species only found in the streams and rivers of north-eastern Queensland, Australia.
- It is known for its bright colouration and a series of green or blue vertical stripes along its body.
- The Emerald Cling Goby is primarily found in rocky habitats in swift-flowing streams and riffles. It is a bottom-dwelling species, clinging to rocks and substrate in fast-moving water.
- It feeds on small aquatic invertebrates, such as mayfly and caddisfly larvae.
- Females can lay up to 20 eggs at a time, which are attached to the underside of rocks.
- Its scientific name, Stiphodon surrufus, translates to “reddish spine-tooth”.
- Their lifespan is estimated to be around 2-3 years in the wild.
Emerald Cling Goby is a popular aquarium fish due to its striking coloration and small size. However, they can be quite challenging to keep in captivity and may not be suitable for inexperienced aquarists.
Species: Stiphodon surrufus
The conservation status of the Emerald Cling Goby is currently listed as “Least Concern” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This means that the species is not currently facing significant threats that could lead to its extinction.
Emerald Cling Goby
As Aquarium Fish
Care Level: Difficult
Reef Compatible: No
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons