Fish Species

Hector's Goby

Hector's Goby - Description

The Hector's Goby is named after Sir James Hector, a Scottish Geologist, Naturalist and Surgeon (1834 1907).

Its natural habitat is sheltered coral reefs and it can be found swimming just above the reef base searching for food. Hector's Goby is a peaceful fish and with its beautiful yellow stripes makes a great addition to any tropical aquarium.

Popular Name: Hector's Goby
Species: Amblygobius hectori

Profile of the Hector's Goby

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Hector's Goby species.

  • Size: Up to 8.5cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp 22 - 30 Degrees. PH 8.0 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Algae, Brine Shrimp and Black worms

  • Temperament: Solitary Fish

  • Habitat: Reef Dweller at depths of up to 20m

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

  • Range: Indo-West Pacific, Red Sea

Scientific Classification of the Hector's Goby

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Amblygobius hectori

  • Popular Name: Hector's Goby - Hector's Grundel

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Gobiidae


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Facts about Fish Species - Hector's Goby

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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