Red-striped Shrimpgoby (Stonogobiops yasha)

Also known as Candycane Shrimpgoby, Candystripe Pistol Shrimpgoby, Gudgeon, Orange-striped Shrimpgoby, Prawn Goby, Red-striped Goby, Shrimp Goby, Whiteray Shrimpgoby, White-rayed Shrimpgoby, Yasha, Yasha Haze Goby, Yasha Whiteray Shrimpgoby

Description

Also known as Candycane Shrimpgoby, Candystripe Pistol Shrimpgoby, Gudgeon, Orange-striped Shrimpgoby, Prawn Goby, Red-striped Goby, Shrimp Goby, Whiteray Shrimpgoby, White-rayed Shrimpgoby, Yasha, Yasha Haze Goby, Yasha Whiteray Shrimpgoby.

Found singly or in pairs sharing their burrow with an alpheid shrimp hovering over sandy bottoms of outer reef slopes close the their burrow entrance.
They feed on benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 4.7cm
Depth - 15-40m
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/58585

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