Lanceolate Shrimpgoby, Tomiyamichthys lanceolata Yanagisawa 1978

A Lanceolate Shrimpgoby, Tomiyamichthys lanceolatus, on the Izu Peninsula, Japan. Source: Izuzuki / License: CC BY Attribution-ShareAlike

This species was previously known as Vanderhorstia lanceolata.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Tomiyamichthys lanceolata in Fishes of Australia, accessed 19 Sep 2020,

Lanceolate Shrimpgoby, Tomiyamichthys lanceolata Yanagisawa 1978


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CAAB Code:37428289

Behaviour:Shares burrows with alpheid shrimps

Habitat:Reef associated

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