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Amblyeleotris guttata  (Fowler, 1938)

Spotted prawn-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 4 - 35 m (Ref. 90102), usually 10 - 40 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115); 30°N - 24°S, 93°E - 174°W

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 12. Characterized by whitish or pale grey color ; 4-5 black to faint brown bars, anterior two much darker than others; head and body with bright orange spots; pelvic fins blackish; eye with black spoke-like markings; prolonged dorsal spines as short filaments; pelvic fins united by membrane at base of fifth soft rays; predorsal scales extending forward to above posterior margin of preopercle; longitudinal scale series 65-70; greatest depth of body 4.5-5.2 in SL; rounded caudal fin (Ref 90102).

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Western Pacific: Philippines to Tonga, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in patches or expanses of coarse carbonate sand on outer lagoon and seaward reefs. Inhabits coastal to outer reef sand slopes to 25 meters depth (Ref. 48637).

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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].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.