Blackchest Shrimpgoby, Amblyeleotris guttata (Fowler 1938)


Other Names: Black-chest Shrimp Goby, Black-chest Shrimp-goby, Spotted Prawn Goby, Spotted Prawn-goby, Spotted Shrimp Goby

A Blackchest Shrimpgoby, Amblyeleotris guttata. Source: John E. Randall. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

Summary:

The Blackchest Shrimpgoby

Identifying features:

  • Body pale with yellowish to orange spots
  • Pelvic fins and belly region black, extending upwards as oblique diagonal markings.

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    Dianne J. Bray, Amblyeleotris guttata in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/67

    Blackchest Shrimpgoby, Amblyeleotris guttata (Fowler 1938)

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    Distribution

    Known in Australian waters from the Dampier Archipelago and Hibernia Reef (11°58'S) to Scott Reef (14°10'S), WA and Tijou Reef (13°05'S) to One Tree Island (23°30'S), QLD; also at Lord Howe Island. Elsewhere widespread in the tropical, west-central Pacific.


    Inhabits sandy or loose coral-rubble bottoms, living in a relationship with a species of alpheid shrimp (pistol shrimps). The shrimp excavates and maintains a burrow in which they both live. in return, the goby guards the entrance to defend their home from predators.

    Fisheries

    Occasionally traded in the aquarium industry.

    Author

    Dianne J. Bray

    Blackchest Shrimpgoby, Amblyeleotris guttata (Fowler 1938)

    References


    Allen, G.R. 1993. Fishes of Ashmore Reef and Cartier Island. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 44: 67-86

    Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls.

    Fowler, H.W. 1938. Descriptions of new fishes obtained by the United States Bureau of Fisheries Steamer Albatross, chiefly in Philippine seas and adjacent waters. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 85(3032): 31-135 figs 6-61

    Hoese, D.F. & Steene, R. 1978. Amblyeleotris randalli, a new species of gobiid fish living in association with alphaeid shrimps. Records of the Western Australian Museum 6(4): 379-389 figs 1-3

    Hutchins, B. 2004. Fishes of the Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 66: 343–398

    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.

    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. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

    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:37428036

    Behaviour:In burrows with alpheid shrimps

    Depth:8-20 m

    Habitat:Reef associated, sandy & rubble areas

    Max Size:11 cm SL

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