Monster Shrimpgoby (Tomiyamichthys oni)

Also known as Fan Shrimpgoby, Gudgeon, Mottled Shrimpgoby, Prawn Goby, Shrimp Goby, Tomiyama's Shrimpgoby, Watchman Goby

Description

Also known as Fan Shrimpgoby, Gudgeon, Mottled Shrimpgoby, Prawn Goby, Shrimp Goby, Tomiyama's Shrimpgoby, Watchman Goby.

Found singly or in pairs sharing their burrow with the blotched snapping shrimp Alpheus bellulus over rubble and sand areas of clear water protected rubble flats and slopes of reefs.
They feed on tiny invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 11cm
Depth - 10-30m
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/23644

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