Tangaroan shrimp-goby

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Tangaroan shrimp-goby
Ctenogobiops tangaroai.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Ctenogobiops
C. tangaroai
Binomial name
Ctenogobiops tangaroai

Ctenogobiops tangaroai, the Tangaroan shrimp-goby, is a species of goby of the family Gobiidae, native to the reefs of the Pacific Ocean where it can be found in fine-grained sand patches at depths of from 4 to 40 metres (13 to 131 ft). This species is commensal with alpheid shrimps, with a fish and shrimp sharing a burrow. This species can reach a length of 6 centimetres (2.4 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Ctenogobiops tangaroai" in FishBase. June 2013 version.

External links[edit]

"Species: Ctenogobiops tangaroai Lubbock & Polunin, 1977". Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 16 October 2012.