Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Amblyeleotris: Greek, amblys = darkness + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335); yanoi: Named after K. Yano who collected the type specimens.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 35 m (Ref. 26157), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands, Bali and Flores (Indonesia).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26157); 5.8 cm SL (female)
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 13. Characterized by whitish body color with five light orange-brown, diffuse bars; brown saddles dorsally between main dark bars; caudal fin yellow with reddish orange central area and oblique blue bands; pelvic fins joined by low membrane, absence of frenum; longitudinal scale series 97-103; midline of nape without scales; scales on side of nape extending forward to above posterior margin of operculum; greatest depth of body 7.7-8.2 in SL; lanceolate caudal fin, longer than head (Ref. 90102).
Associated with Alpheus randalli, the red-banded alpheid shrimp, on coastal sand flats, slopes and in deep lagoons at depths of about 3-30 m. Inhabits coastal sand slopes in 6-30 meters depth (Ref. 48637).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Aonuma, Y. and T. Yoshino, 1996. Two new species of the genus Amblyeleotris (Pisces: Gobiidae) from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Jap. Ichthyol. Res. 43(2):161-168. (Ref. 26157)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.9 - 29, mean 28 °C (based on 160 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.2 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 to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .