Wide-barred Shrimpgoby (Amblyeleotris latifasciata)

Also known as Gudgeon, Metallic Partner Goby, Metallic Prawngoby, Metallic Shrimpgoby, Prawn Goby, Sand Goby, Shrimp Goby

Description

Also known as Gudgeon, Metallic Partner Goby, Metallic Prawngoby, Metallic Shrimpgoby, Prawn Goby, Sand Goby, Shrimp Goby.

Found singly or in pairs sharing their burrow with an alpheid shrimp over rubble and sandy areas of coastal and outer reef slopes.
They feed on benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 13cm
Depth - 5-40m
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/Amblyeleotris-latifasciata.html

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