Ocellated Shrimpgoby, Tomiyamichthys russus (Cantor 1849)

An Ocellated Shrimpgoby, Tomiyamichthys russus, at the Low Isles, near Port Douglas, Queensland, depth 5m on silty sand in sheltered water. Source: Sue Churchill & Rogan Draper. License: All rights reserved

A greyish shrimpgoby with a dark bar below the eye, gold spots and a brown vertical patch on the gill cover, four large dark spots along the midside extending onto the back, and a large pale-edged spot on the rear margin of the first dorsal fin.
Ocellated shrimpgobies share burrows with alpheid shrimps.

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Ocellated Shrimpgoby, Tomiyamichthys russus (Cantor 1849)

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Low Isles, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the East-Indo-west Pacific. Inhabits silty areas on inshore reefs, and may occur in stream mouths.


Dorsal fin VI, I,10; Anal fin I, 10; Longitudinal scale series 77-97; . 
Greatest body depth 5.1-6.1 in SL; pelvic fins united, frenum present; posterior body with ctenoid scales, becoming cycloid anteriorly; scales absent from head; caudal fin lanceolate, a little longer that head length; oculoscapular sensory canal and pores present.


Bray, D.J.

Ocellated Shrimpgoby, Tomiyamichthys russus (Cantor 1849)


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

Quick Facts

Behaviour:Shares burrows with alpheid shrimps

Depth:1-5 m

Habitat:Reef associated, silty areas

Max Size:12 cm TL

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