Tangaroa Shrimpgoby, Ctenogobiops tangaroai Lubbock & Polunin 1977


Other Names: Masted Shrimp Goby, Masted Shrimpgoby, Tangaroa Shrimp-goby

A Tangaroa Shrimpgoby, Ctenogobiops tangaroai, at Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. Source: Jeanette Johnson / FishBase. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A semi-translucent shrimpgoby with rows or orange spots interspersed with small whitish to bluish spots, very long brown anterior dorsal-fin spines, and a long white streak on the pectoral fin.

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Dianne J. Bray, Ctenogobiops tangaroai in Fishes of Australia, accessed 19 Sep 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1335

Tangaroa Shrimpgoby, Ctenogobiops tangaroai Lubbock & Polunin 1977

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Distribution

Recorded in Australia from Scott Reef, WA, Anne Cay, Great Barrier Reef, QLD, and Lihou Reef in the coral Sea.

Inhabits sandy and rubble areas on reef flats and reef slopes. Shares burrows with alpheid shrimps.

Species Citation

Ctenogobiops tangaroai Lubbock & Polunin, 1977, Rev. Suisse Zool. 84(2): 511, figs 6, 9, pl. 3. Type locality: Tutuila Island, Pago Pago, Samoa. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Tangaroa Shrimpgoby, Ctenogobiops tangaroai Lubbock & Polunin 1977

References


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.

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

Lubbock, R. & Polunin, N.V.C. 1977. Notes on the Indo-west Pacific genus Ctenogobiops (Teleostei : Gobiidae) with descriptions of three new species. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 84(2): 505-514 figs 1-10 pls 1-3

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.

Randall, J.E., Shao, K.-T. & Chen, J.-P. 2003. A review of the Indo-Pacific gobiid fish genus Ctenogobiops, with descriptions of two new species. Zoological Studies 42(4): 506-515. PDF

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37428110

Behaviour:In burrows with alpheid shrimps

Depth:2-40 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated, sandy & rubble areas

Max Size:6.5 cm TL

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