Diagonal Shrimpgoby, Amblyeleotris diagonalis Polunin & Lubbock 1979


Other Names: Diagonal Shrimp Goby, Diagonal Shrimp-goby, Slantbar Shrimpgoby

A pair of Diagonal Shrimpgoby, Amblyeleotris diagonalis, in Bali, Indonesia, 2014. Source: Robert Fenner / Wet Web Media http://www.wetwebmedia.com/. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A pale shrimpbogy with two narrow diagonal bands on the snout and cheek, followed by 5 broader reddish to brown bands with brown spots in the interspaces, a yellow anal fin with red and blue margins, and a reddish arc on the caudal fin.
Shrimpgobies share burrows with alpheid shrimps. The shrimp excavates and maintains the burrow, while the goby watches out for predators.

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Amblyeleotris diagonalis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 18 Jun 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1181

Diagonal Shrimpgoby, Amblyeleotris diagonalis Polunin & Lubbock 1979

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Distribution

Northern Great Barrier Reef to One Tree Island, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west Pacific, from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Solomon Islands, and Japan.
Inhabits sandy areas on coastal and offshore reefs.

Features

Dorsal fin VII, 13; Anal fin I, 13; Longitudinal scale series 67-75. 
Greatest body depth 5.2-6.7 in SL; pelvic fins joined by a low basal membrane; predorsal scales extending forward to above posterior margin of preopercle; caudal fin 2.8-3.6 in SL.

Etymology

The specific name diagonalis is from Latin and refers to the oblique bands on the body.

Species Citation

Amblyeleotris diagonalis Polunin & Lubbock, 1979, Bull. Brit. Mus. (N.H.) Zool. 36(4): 245, fig. 4. Type locality: 25 m depth on coarse sand 10-30 m seaward of coral at bottom of reef slope, just east of South Island, Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Diagonal Shrimpgoby, Amblyeleotris diagonalis Polunin & Lubbock 1979

References


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls.

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp.

Polunin, N.V.C. & Lubbock, R. 1979. Five new prawn-associated gobies (Teleostei : Gobiidae) of the genus Amblyeleotris. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology 36(4): 239-249 figs 1-5 See ref at BHL

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Russell, B.C. 1983. Annotated checklist of the coral reef fishes in the Capricorn-Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 1: 1-184 figs 1-2

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37428033

Behaviour:Shares burrows with alpheid shrimps

Depth:6-30 m

Habitat:Reef associated, sandy bottoms

Max Size:9 cm TL

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