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Amblyeleotris diagonalis
Amblyeleotris guttata-Orange Spotted Goby.jpg
Amblyeleotris guttata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Gobiinae
Genus: Amblyeleotris
Bleeker, 1874
Type species
Eleotris periophthalmus
Bleeker, 1853

Amblyeleotris is a genus of fish in the family Gobiidae found throughout the Indo-Pacific region. This is the largest genus of the shrimp gobies or prawn gobies, so-called because of their symbiotic relationship with certain alpheid shrimps. The shrimp excavates and maintains a burrow used by both animals while the goby, which has far superior eyesight, acts as a lookout for predators. The shrimp maintains almost constant contact with the fish with an antenna.These species vary considerably in size from less than 30 mm to almost 200 mm standard length.[1]


There are currently 39 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Amblyeleotris in FishBase. January 2016 version.
  2. ^ Prokofiev, A.M. (2016): New Species of Amblyeleotris (Gobiidae) from Phan Thiet Bay (South China Sea, Vietnam). Journal of Ichthyology, 56 (3): 467-469.
  3. ^ Jaafar, Z. & Randall, J.E. (2009): A pictorial review and key to the shrimp gobies of the genus Amblyeleotris of the Red Sea, with description of a new species. Smithiana Bulletin, 10: 23-29.