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Watchman gobies
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Cryptocentrus cinctus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Gobiinae
Genus: Cryptocentrus
Valenciennes, 1837
Type species
Gobius cryptocentrus
Valenciennes, 1837

Alepidogobius Bleeker, 1874
Batman Whitley, 1956
Iotogobius Smith, 1959
Mars Jordan & Seale, 1906
Obtortiophagus Whitley, 1933
Paragobius Bleeker, 1873
Smilogobius Herre, 1934

Cryptocentrus also known as Watchman gobies, and one of the genera known as shrimp gobies or prawn gobies, is a genus of gobies native to tropical marine waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans.


There are currently 35 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Allen, G.R. (2015). "Descriptions of two new species of shrimpgobies (Gobiidae: Cryptocentrus and Tomiyamichthys) from Papua New Guinea" (PDF). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation. 16: 67–81.