Ambanoro Shrimpgoby (Vanderhorstia ambanoro)

Also known as Ambanoro Goby, Ambanoro Prawngoby, Gudgeons, Prawn Gobies, Shrimp Gobies, Spotted Shrimpgoby, Twinspot Shrimpgoby, Twin-spotted Shrimpgoby

Description

Also known as Ambanoro Goby, Ambanoro Prawngoby, Gudgeons, Prawn Gobies, Shrimp Gobies, Spotted Shrimpgoby, Twinspot Shrimpgoby, Twin-spotted Shrimpgoby.

Found singly or in pairs sharing their burrow with an alpheid shrimp over mud and sand bottoms of coastal bays, lagoons and seaward reef slopes.
They feed on small invertebrates.
Length - 12cm
Depth - 1-30m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Shrimp Gobies live a symbiotic relationship with snapping shrimps.
The Gobies stand guard while the shrimps play "housekeeper" to their burrow, continually digging and cleaning the sand. The Gobies will signal when predators are near.

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