Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Amblyeleotris: Greek, amblys = darkness + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335); sungami: Named for Prof. Magnus, spelled backwards (Ref. 11441).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to Seychelles; probably more widespread in the Indo-West Pacific.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2272)
soft rays: 13. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: anal soft rays 13; caudal fin length 2.25-2.7 in SL; numerous small pale-blue spots and occasional small orange-yellow spots on white spaces between orange-red bars on body (Ref. 82599).
Occurs on open sand bottoms of clear water reefs (Ref. 9710). Lives with alphaeid shrimps in burrows.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 1986. Red Sea reef fishes. London, Immel Publishing. 192 p. (Ref. 8883)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.1 - 29.2, mean 27.3 °C (based on 236 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00261 - 0.01268), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 143 [71, 293] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.797 [0.444, 1.453] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.1 [16.3, 19.9] % ; Omega3 = 0.111 [0.053, 0.200] g/100g ; Selenium = 28.8 [13.9, 59.0] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 93.3 [26.7, 291.6] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.95 [1.15, 3.11] mg/100g (wet weight);