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); ellipse: Named for the English and French for geometric figure, referring to the large elliptical mark on the caudal fin; noun in apposition.. More on author: Randall.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 23 - 32 m (Ref. 57552). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57552); 4.4 cm SL (female)
soft rays: 13. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays VI-I, 13; anal rays 1, 13; pectoral rays 19-20 (usually 19); pelvic fins joined by a short membrane at base, with no frenum; fifth pelvic ray longest, branched once, the branches not separated. Longitudinal scale series 80-89; no median predorsal or prepectoral scales; scales on side of nape extending to above middle of opercle. Gill opening extending forward to below middle of preopercle. Body depth 5.55-6.15 in SL; head length (HL) 3.25-3.45 in SL; caudal fin rounded and moderately long, 2.8-3.1 in SL. Pale yellow dorsally, white ventrally, densely spotted with small pale blue spots; three broad dusky red bars on body, and a narrower darker one from nape across opercle and throat, broadly bordered by yellow containing small blue spots; a faint brown bar across posterior caudal peduncle, merging with brownish red of caudal fin base; second dorsal and anal fins with a broad longitudinal dusky band, the second dorsal yellow at base with dark-edged blue markings, the anal white at base with a broad yellow margin containing dark-edged blue markings; caudal fin with a large blue-edged elliptical mark that varies in zones from brownish orange to orange red, yellow, and black (Ref. 57552).
Eastern Central Pacific: American Samoa.
Inhabits sandy areas, near reefs, and lives symbiotically in a burrow with an alpheid shrimp (Ref. 57552).
Randall, J.E., 2004. Five new shrimp gobies of the genus Amblyeleotris from islands of Oceania. Aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 8(2):61-78. (Ref. 57552)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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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
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .