Amblyeleotris triguttata Randall, 1994
Triplespot shrimpgoby
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 2 - 17 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: known only from the Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 14-15. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: anal soft rays 14 or 15; caudal fin length 2.75-3.25 in SL; a black spot on nape above opercle; two black spots on first dorsal fin; presence of curving dark brown line from below eye to posterior margin of maxilla; irregular brown markings in white spaces between brownish-red bars on body (Ref. 82599).
Biology:  Lives on sand-rubble substrata, symbiotic with Alpheus bellulus (Ref. 11441).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 14.04.97
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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