As I'm going through my latest batch of Red Sea images there are going to be a number of questions. Here is the first one.
Always found in small groups, swimming in open water near walls or in spaces between pillar coral. About 15-20 m deep. Taken on the house reef of Marsa El Naga (just on the Northern edge of Safaga) I think they were in at least three different spots. Hard to focus on these small, about 3 cm, fish because the OM-D wants to focus on the background. Luckily this one worked.
My best guess is Taylor's dwarfgoby (Trimma taylori) but it is not included in the fish ID books for the Red Sea. On fishbase T. taylori is listed as mainly Indo-pacific in distribution but with records from the Red Sea. Has anyone seen T. taylori to confirm the ID or perhaps it is something completely different.