Randall's Shrimpgoby (Amblyeleotris randalli)

Also known as Gold-barred Shrimpgoby, Gudgeon, Orangestripe Prawngoby, Orangestripe Watchman Goby, Prawn Goby, Randall's Goby, Randall's Prawngoby, Sailfin Shrimpgoby, Shrimp Goby

Description

Also known as Gold-barred Shrimpgoby, Gudgeon, Orangestripe Prawngoby, Orangestripe Watchman Goby, Prawn Goby, Randall's Goby, Randall's Prawngoby, Sailfin Shrimpgoby, Shrimp Goby.

Found singly or in pairs sharing their burrow with an olivaceus prawn over sand patches of clear water reefs.
They feed on small crustaceans and fish.
Length - 13cm
Depth - 15-50m
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/Amblyeleotris-randalli.html

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