Gorgeous Shrimpgoby (Amblyeleotris wheeleri)

Also known as Bumblebee Goby, Burgundy Shrimpgoby, Gorgeous Goby, Gorgeous Prawngoby, Gudgeon, Prawn Goby, Shrimp Goby, Wheeleri Goby, Wheeler's Prawngoby, Wheeler's Shrimpgoby, Wheeler's Watchman Goby

Description

Also known as Bumblebee Goby, Burgundy Shrimpgoby, Gorgeous Goby, Gorgeous Prawngoby, Gudgeon, Prawn Goby, Shrimp Goby, Wheeleri Goby, Wheeler's Prawngoby, Wheeler's Shrimpgoby, Wheeler's Watchman Goby.

Found singly or in pairs sharing their burrow with an alpheid shrimp over coral and rubble areas of deep lagoons and coastal sand slopes of reefs.
They feed on benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 2-40m
Widespread Indo-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. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Amblyeleotris-wheeleri.html

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