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Observed to be solitary and possibly, a territorial species. Inhabits broken rocky reefs with holes, crevices, and small caves; perches on rocky ledges partly overlain by silty sand or shell debris. Reported to be often collected underwater sharing caves with much larger black gobies Gobiopsis atrata. Its small size, cryptic habit, semi-transparency, and camouflage coloration make this fish very difficult to locate underwater; though readily collected with rotenone ichthyocide while scuba diving. The habitat of this species in New Zealand is very similar to that of T. adela in Australia, which is restricted to rocky reefs, often in silty turbid waters, at 1-24 m depth. May be collected using slurp gun or hand collected following controlled use of rotenone ichthyocide (Ref. 57647).


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