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Goby with parasite?

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Hi Guys,

 

Is it some kind of parasite or disease or something else?

 

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Cheers

 

Daniel

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Poor little guy.... definitely parasitic in nature. Those are eggs in the lower bulge. Not something I've seen before but I'll pass the photo along to someone who should know what it is.

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Tanks Leslie. Many Gobies here in Alor seem to be afflicted by this parasite. I see them every single dive, but have never seen that anywhere else in Indonesia...

 

Cheers

 

Daniel

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Hi Leslie,

 

Still no news?

 

I am intrigued that no one seems to have seen this before.... It seems so common in Alor.

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Two votes for copepod parasites but no better identification so far. Our fish curator, Dr. Christine Thacker, is a goby expert & didn't recognize it.

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Thanks Leslie. I will try to get more shots and post them here... Maybe from a different angle or parasitic stage we might be able to identify this...

 

Daniel

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