Flagtail Shrimpgoby (Amblyeleotris yanoi)

Also known as Flagtail Pinkbar Goby, Gudgeon, Prawn Goby, Shrimp Goby, Yanoi Goby.

Description

Also known as Flagtail Pinkbar Goby, Gudgeon, Prawn Goby, Shrimp Goby, Yanoi Goby.

Found singly or in pairs sharing their burrow with Alpheus randalli shrimp over sandy areas of coastal sand flats and deep lagoons.
They feed on benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 12cm
Depth - 3-35m
Widespread Western 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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/46531

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