Yellow Shrimpgoby, Cryptocentrus cinctus (Herre 1936)


Other Names: Yellow Shrimp Goby, Yellow Shrimp-goby, Yellow Watchman Goby

A Yellow Shrimpgoby, Cryptocentrus cinctus, with its alpheid shrimp, Alpheus bellulus, at Tasi Tolu near Dili, Timor Leste, April 2006. Source: Nick Hobgood / Wikimedia Commons. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
A yellow to yellowish-brown, or pale shrimpgoby, with 4-5 bars along the side (faint in yellow individuals), fine pale blue or white spots on the head and upper front part of body and fins, and a dark brown streak just above the upper jaw.

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Yellow Shrimpgoby, Cryptocentrus cinctus (Herre 1936)

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Distribution

Monte Bello Islands, Western Australia, to Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, the northern Great Barrier Reef to One Tree Island, Queensland. Elsewhere, the species occurs in the tropical, west Pacific.
Shares a burrow with alpheid shrimps in sandy areas of clear shallow lagoons, sandy slopes and protected coastal bays, usually in depth of 10-25 m.

Features

Dorsal fin VII, 10; Anal fin I, 9; Longitudinal scale series 92-95. 
Predorsal scales absent. pelvic fins united, frenum present; head without scales; greatest depth of body 4.4-4.6 in SL; caudal fin rounded, about equal to head length.

Colour

Two colour phases: one yellow with 4-5 faint bars, the other pale with brown bars, fine pale blue or white spotting on head and upper front part of body and fins, and a dark brown streak on top of upper jaw.

Species Citation

Smilogobius cinctus Herre 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus. 12: 12, pl. 9. Type locality: Singapore Harbour.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Yellow Shrimpgoby, Cryptocentrus cinctus (Herre 1936)

References


Allen, G.R. 1993. Fishes of Ashmore Reef and Cartier Island. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 44: 67-91.

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

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

Herre, A.W. 1936. Eleven new fishes from the Malay Peninsula. Bulletin of the Raffles Museum 12: 5-16 pls 1-11

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. 
Masuda, H., Amaoka, K., Araga, C., Uyeno, T. & Yoshino, T. (eds) 1984. The Fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Tokyo : Tokai University Press Vol. 1–2 437 pp. 247 figs 370 pls. 

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:37428098

Behaviour:In burrows with alpheid shrimps

Depth:1-25 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:10 cm SL

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