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
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)
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).
Western Indian Ocean: Maldives southward to northern Natal, South Africa. Reported from the Andaman Sea (Ref. 9710).
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).
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)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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) .