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  Steinitz' Shrimp Goby (Amblyeleotris steinitzi)





Steinitz' Shrimp Goby | Amblyeleotris steinitzi photo
Steinitz's shrimpgoby, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

Image by Dr. Dwayne Meadows, NOAA/NMFS/OPR - License: Public Domain.    (view image details)

Steinitz' Shrimp Goby | Amblyeleotris steinitzi photo
Steinitz's shrimpgoby, Taba red sea

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FISH FACTS

Description
Steinitz' Shrimp Goby is white with five reddish-brown bars. There are pale yellow lines in the white areas between the bars. It has orange dots on the dorsal fins. It usually shares a burrow with a pale brown or brown and white alpheid shrimp.

Size
length to 13cm

Habitat
sandy areas of outer reef lagoons, seaward reefs, coastal sand slopes and estuaries. Depth range from 2m to 43m, usually around 20m

Food
small crustaceans

Range
Steinitz' Shrimp Goby is found in tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific. In Australia it is found on offshore reefs of Western Australia and the Great Barrier Reef.



Classification
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Gobiidae
Genus:Amblyeleotris
Species:steinitzi
Common Name:Steinitz' Shrimp Goby