Marbled Sand Goby (Oxyeleotris marmoratus)

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Actinopterygii
  • Order: Perciformes
  • Family: Eleotridae
  • Genus: Oxyeleotris
  • Species: Oxyeleotris marmorata
Common names: Marbled sand goby, Sand goby, Marbled sleepy goby Latin name: Oxyeleotris marmorata Thai name: Pla Boo (บู่ทราย) Thailand status: Native Max size: 3kg (6.6lb) Diet: Crustaceans, Fish Habitat: Freshwater

Marbled sand goby or marbled sleepy goby is a native species in Thailand. It is the largest of the goby like fishes. Sand goby’s prefer sluggish or standing fresh and brackish estuarine waters. Has a diet of small fishes, shrimps, aquatic insects, and crustaceans. Prized as a food fish and considered a delicacy in much of South East Asia.