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Amblyeleotris fontanesii  (Bleeker, 1853)

Giant prawn-goby
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Amblyeleotris: Greek, amblys = darkness + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 30 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 19°N - 9°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 16 - 17. Characterized by whitish body color; head and body with five brown bars; small orange spots on head; first dorsal fin with large dark blotch; pelvic fins fully united with well developed frenum; predorsal scales extending forward to less than orbit diameter from interorbital space; longitudinal scale series 110; greatest depth of body 5.8-6.3 in SL; pointed caudal fin, longer than head (Ref 90102).

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Western Pacific: Sumatra to the Moluccas, north to the Philippines; Palau in Micronesia. Reported from Papua New Guinea (Ref. 6771) and south of Taiwan (Ref. 5193).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits silty inshore bottoms, deep coastal mud slopes and also occurs in estuaries in muddy channels (Ref. 48637). Also found in sand bottoms of lagoons and sheltered reefs in 5-30 m (Ref. 90102).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.