Maude's Shrimpgoby, Cryptocentrus maudae Fowler 1937


Maude's Shrimpgoby, Cryptocentrus maudae, at Low Isles, near Port Douglas, Queensland, in coral rubble under mangroves, depth <1m . Source: Sue Churchill & Rogan Draper. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A mottled dark brown shrimpgoby speckled with pale spots, with a white patch on top of the head, a series of white saddles across the back, a white snout, lips and chin, and dark diagonal bands on the anal fin.

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Cryptocentrus maudae in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 May 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1331

Maude's Shrimpgoby, Cryptocentrus maudae Fowler 1937

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Distribution

Northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Elsewhere the species is known from the east-Indo-west Pacific. Inhabits tide pools, mud flats, and sheltered sand/rubble patches on inshore and coastal reefs to depths of about 10 m.

Features

Dorsal fin VI + I, 9-11; Anal fin I, 9-10; Pectoral fin 17; Longitudinal scale series ~120.
Anal fin positioned posteriorly, origin level with third ray of second dorsal fin; united pelvic fins, presence of frenum; longitudinal scale series 120; head without scales; greatest depth of body 5.9-7.0 in SL; rounded caudal fin, slightly longer than head

Species Citation

Cryptocentrus maudae Fowler 1937, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci., Philadelphia 89: 254, fig. 283. Type locality: Bangkok, Thailand.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Maude's Shrimpgoby, Cryptocentrus maudae Fowler 1937

References


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

Fowler, H.W. 1937. Zoological results of the third De Schauensee Siamese Expedition. Part 8. Fishes obtained in 1936. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 89: 125-264 figs 1-300 

Hoese, D.F. & Larson, H.K. 2004. Description of a new species of Cryptocentrus (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from northern Australia, with comments on the genus. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 20: 167-174.

Kuiter R.H. & Tonozuka, T. 2001. Indonesian Reef Fishes. Part 3. Jawfishes - Sunfishes, Opistognathidae - Molidae. Melbourne : Zoonetics pp. 623–893.

Larson, H. 2016. Cryptocentrus maudae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T193248A2214165. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T193248A2214165.en. Downloaded on 25 January 2019.

Larson, H.K. & Murdy, E.O. 2001. Eleotridae, Gobiidae. pp. 3574-3604 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds) The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218.

Myers, R.F. 1999. Micronesian Reef Fishes. A comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia. Guam : Coral Graphics vi 330 pp. 192 pls.

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.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37428104

Behaviour:Shares burrows with alpheid shrimps

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1-10 m

Habitat:Reef associated, sand/rubble/silty areas

Max Size:10 cm TL

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