About Diagonal shrimp goby

The diagonal shrimp goby (Amblyeleotris diagonalis) inhabits tropical and subtropical zones of the Indian and Pacific oceans at a depth between 6 and 40 m. It is found on coastal reef slopes over a sandy bottom. It shares a burrow with a shrimp. When the shrimp leaves the burrow, it risks being eaten because of its poor vision. It puts its tentacle on the fish, and in case of any danger, the goby warns the shrimp by moving its body or tail, and the shrimp hides in the burrow. The goby feeds on benthic microfauna and fish, and shrimps find food in the sediment.
The diagonal shrimp goby is white in color. There are two oblique brown lines on the side of the snout. Five wide brown stripes and spots run on the sides. The anal fin is yellow with a blue edge. The first dorsal fin is long with brown spots.
This small fish has a long thin body, covered with large scales. Its head is big, with a blunt snout. A low basal membrane joins pelvic fins.

Additional info

Salinity Marine
Depth From 6 to 40 meters
Length 11 cm
Red List Not Evaluated
Threat to Human Harmless

Known names

Local names
Australia Diagonal shrimpgoby, Slantbar shrimpgoby

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