Yellownose Shrimpgoby (Stonogobiops xanthorhinica)

Also known as Gudgeon, Hi-fin Banded Goby, Prawn Goby, Shrimp Goby, Striped Goby, Yellowface Shrimpgoby, Yellownose Goby, Yellownose Partnergoby, Yellownose Prawngoby, Yellowsnout Shrimpgob

Description

Also known as Gudgeon, Hi-fin Banded Goby, Prawn Goby, Shrimp Goby, Striped Goby, Yellowface Shrimpgoby, Yellownose Goby, Yellownose Partnergoby, Yellownose Prawngoby, Yellowsnout Shrimpgoby.

Found singly or in pairs sharing their burrow with an alpheid shrimp, hovering close to home over rubble and sandy areas of deep coastal sand flats and slopes.
They feed on benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 6cm
Depth - 3-45m
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/4311

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