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Amblyeleotris aurora  (Polunin & Lubbock, 1977)

Pinkbar goby
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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 - 40 m (Ref. 90102), usually 5 - 10 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 21°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30404)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 14. Characterized by whitish body color with five, wide brown bands with diffuse margins; rear corner of mouth with oblique brown band; yellow caudal fin with ocellated red spots/streaks; divided pelvic fins except very low membrane across basal part of fins; gill opening extending forward to about one-third distance from upper rear edge of preopercle to posterior margin of eye; longitudinal scale series 66-92; greatest depth of body 5.7-6.9 in SL (Ref 90102).

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Western Indian Ocean: Maldives southward to northern Natal, South Africa. Reported from the Andaman Sea (Ref. 9710).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives with the alphaeid shrimp, Alpheus randalli, in burrows on coral reefs, with coarse sandy bottoms. Occurs in clear coastal to outer reefs on sand and rubble flats in depths of 20-35 meters (Ref. 48637).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Hoese, D.F., 1986. Gobiidae. p. 774-807. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2798)

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 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 body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.