Gorgeous prawn goby

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Gorgeous prawn goby
Wheeler's Goby.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Amblyeleotris
Species: A. wheeleri
Binomial name
Amblyeleotris wheeleri
(Polunin & Lubbock, 1977)
  • Cryptocentrus wheeleri Polunin & Lubbock, 1977

Amblyeleotris wheeleri, the Gorgeous prawn-goby, is a species of goby native to tropical reefs of the Indian Ocean to the western Pacific Ocean. It can be found at depths of from 5 to 40 metres (16 to 131 ft) though is usually does not occur deeper than 15 metres (49 ft). It is a commensal with alpheid shrimps, most often being found in association with Alpheus ochrostriatus. This species can reach a length of 10 centimetres (3.9 in) SL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Amblyeleotris wheeleri" in FishBase. April 2013 version.