Aurora Shrimpgoby (Amblyeleotris aurora)

Also known as Aurora Prawngoby, Beautiful Prawngoby, Gudgeons, Pinkbar Goby, Pinkbar Partnergoby, Pinkbar Shrimpgoby, Prawn Gobies, Shrimp Gobies

Description

Also known as Aurora Prawngoby, Beautiful Prawngoby, Gudgeons, Pinkbar Goby, Pinkbar Partnergoby, Pinkbar Shrimpgoby, Prawn Gobies, Shrimp Gobies.

Found singly or in pairs sharing their burrow with the alpheid shrimp Alphaeid randalli, over rubble and coarse sandy bottoms of reef flats in clear water coastal and outer reefs.
They feed on benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 11cm
Depth - 1-40m
Widespread Western Indian Ocean

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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/12694

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