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Mozambique host goby

Mozambique host goby
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bergquist (Pedda) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-11
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fishes from around the world, The Red Sea, Underwater World #2, Underwater Wonder World 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-21 17:03
Viewed: 5985
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hmmm, ever since the day when I took this picture I've been 100% sure that is was some sort of blennie that I captured. But now when I've been going trough my fish id books I've found out that it's a “Mozambique host goby” or as it's also called “Common ghostgoby” (Pleurosicya mossambica).

It inhabits clear lagoons and sheltered seaward reefs in depths between 2 to 28 meter. It grows up to 3 cm in length.

Males guard the eggs that are laid directly on the host. The females also guard or stay in the vicinity.

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Hello Peter,
Very nice and artistic view. excellent details, colors, flash use; dark BG fits very well.

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  • Krima Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 5 N: 7] (8)
  • [2006-04-21 17:10]

Hi Peter !
Wow ....wonderful macro! Perfect POV , congratulations.
Best regards, Crina

Hi Peter,
Original picture, well composed, great POV and sharpness all over. Beautifull colours.
Well done.
TFS and regards, Ruud

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-04-21 17:54]

Excellent photo of that small fish! Nice colors, but I don't underestand is it a parasite?

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-04-21 17:55]

Hello Peter, lovely image. I love the composition and the goby looks great on the bg. I think you included the right amount of space, well done.

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2006-04-22 2:15]

Beautiful close-up Peter, great colours, great clarity, perfect background and details.
Regards, Krzysztof (Warsaw)

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