Twinspot Shrimpgoby, Vanderhorstia ambanoro (Fourmanoir 1957)


Other Names: Ambanoro Goby, Ambanoro Prawn-goby, Twin-spotted Shrimp Goby, Twin-spotted Shrimp-goby

A Twinspot Shrimpgoby, Vanderhorstia ambanoro, at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, January 2020. Source: Anne Hoggett / iNaturalist.org. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A pale shrimpgoby with blue streaks and short vertical lines on the head and upper side.

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Vanderhorstia ambanoro in Fishes of Australia, accessed 26 Nov 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/181

Twinspot Shrimpgoby, Vanderhorstia ambanoro (Fourmanoir 1957)

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Distribution

Offshore Islands of Western Australia, and the northern Great Barrier Reef (Lizard Island), Queensland. Elsewhere the species is widespread in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

Features

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 13.  
Greatest body depth 5.5-6.4 in SL; first dorsal fin low, rounded; caudal fin with near truncate posterior margin, about equal to head length; pelvic fins united with well-developed frenum; longitudinal scale series 73-85; head without scales; cycloid scales covering body.

Species Citation

Cryptocentrus ambanoro Fourmanoir 1957, Mémoires de l'Institut Scientifique de Madagascar Sér. F, Océanographique 1: 245, fig. 159. Type locality: Ambanoro Bay, Nossi-Bé, Mozambique Channel.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Twinspot Shrimpgoby, Vanderhorstia ambanoro (Fourmanoir 1957)

References


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

Fourmanoir, P. 1957. Poissons téléostéens des eaux malagaches du Canal de Mozambique. Mémoires de l'Institut Scientifique de Madagascar Sér. F, Océanographique 1: 1-316 figs 1-195 pls 1-12 

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. 

Larson, H. 2016. Vanderhorstia ambanoro . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T193075A2191768. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T193075A2191768.en. Downloaded on 06 January 2020.

Moore, G.I., Morrison, S.M., Hutchins, B.J., Allen, G.R. and Sampey, A. 2014. Kimberley marine biota. Historical data: fishes. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 84: 161-206 

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.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37428288

Behaviour:In burrows with alpheid shrimps

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:4-25 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish (rare)

Habitat:Reef associated, sandy & muddy areas

Max Size:7.3 cm TL

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