Amblyeleotris steinitzi  (Klausewitz, 1974)

Steinitz' 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 2 - 43 m (Ref. 9360).   Tropical; 30°N - 24°S, 32°E - 143°W

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 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. Differs from A. wheeleri by having dull brown bars and more lateral scale rows (Ref. 1602). Characterized by yellow-white body color with five brown bars on head and body; usually with narrow orange bars on lower half of side in between each brown bar; dorsal fins with tiny yellow spots; pelvic fins basally joined by membranes; head and midline of nape without scales; longitudinal scale series 72-78; greatest depth of body 4.3-5.5 in SL; rounded caudal fin, slightly longer than head (Ref 90102).

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Samoa, north to the Yaeyama Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef; throughout Micronesia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sandy areas of outer lagoon and seaward reefs, with a pale brown or marbled brown and white alpheid shrimp (Ref. 1602). Also found in estuaries and usually at modrate depth of about 20 meters on deeper slopes (Ref. 48637).

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Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)

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):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.