Fish Species

Mandarin Goby

Mandarin Goby - Description

The Mandarin Goby is a a member of the dragonet family. It is a very popular saltwater aquarium fish and makes a beautiful addition to the saltwater aquarium. The Mandarin is not recommended for the beginner as they are fussy eaters and tend to only eat live food!

Popular Name: Mandarin Goby
Species: Synchiropus splendidus

Profile of the Mandarin Goby

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Mandarin Goby species.

  • Size: Up to 6cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.0 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Live food including Worms, Gastropods

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 18m

  • Behaviour: Shy fish, like to hide in planting and among rocks, needs to be housed with other peaceful fish

  • Range: Western Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Mandarin 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: Synchiropus splendidus

  • Popular Name: Mandarin Goby

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Callionymidae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Mandarin 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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