Varicus veliguttatusis commonly referred to as Spotted-sail Goby. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Tornabene, Van Tassell, Gilmore, Robertson, Young, & Baldwin, 2016
Found on sand and rubble bottoms.
Similar species: Varicus cephalocellatus and Varicus decorum
Tornabene L, Robertson DR, Baldwin CC (2016) Varicus lacerta, a new species of goby (Teleostei, Gobiidae, Gobiosomatini, Nes subgroup) from a mesophotic reef in the southern Caribbean. ZooKeys 596: 143-156. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.596.8217
Authors: Luke Tornabene, D. Ross Robertson, Carole C. Baldwin
Published: 8. Juni 2016