Fan Shrimpgoby, Tomiyamichthys latruncularia (Klausewitz 1974)

Other Names: Fan Shrimp-goby

A Fan Shrimpgoby, Tomiyamichthys latruncularia, in Timor Leste. Source: Nick Hobgood / Wikimedia Commons. License: CC BY Attribution-ShareAlike

A slender whitish shrimpgoby with 3-4 large brown blotches on the side, smaller dark blotches on the back and golden spots edged in brown on the head.

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Dianne J. Bray, Tomiyamichthys latruncularia in Fishes of Australia, accessed 11 Dec 2023,

Fan Shrimpgoby, Tomiyamichthys latruncularia (Klausewitz 1974)


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

Iwata, A., Ohnishi, N. & Hirata, T. 2000. Tomiyamichthys alleni: a new species of Gobiidae from Japan and Indonesia. Copeia 2000(3): 771-776.

Klausewitz, W. 1974. Fische aus dem Roten Meer. 14. Eilatia latruncularia n. gen. n. sp. und Vanderhorstia mertensi n. sp. vom Golf von Aqaba. Senckenbergiana Biologica 55(4/6): 205-212, figs 6-7

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.

Randall, J.E. 1995. Coastal Fishes of Oman. Bathurst : Crawford House Publishing 439 pp.

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37428263

Behaviour:Lives with alpheid shrimp

Depth:2-45 m

Habitat:Reef associated, sand & rubble

Max Size:10 cm TL

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