Yellow prawn-goby

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Yellow prawn-goby
Cryptocentrus cinctus.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Cryptocentrus
C. cinctus
Binomial name
Cryptocentrus cinctus
(Herre, 1936)
  • Smilogobius cinctus Herre, 1936

The yellow prawn-goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus) is a species of goby native to the Western Pacific, where it can be found at depths of from 1 to 25 metres (3.3 to 82.0 ft) in coastal bays and lagoons. This species is commensal with alpheid shrimps. The species can reach a length of 10 centimetres (3.9 in) SL.[1] These fish vary greatly in appearance, ranging from brilliant yellow to gray and even brown forms or combinations of each coloring.[2] This species is often kept in salt water aquariums. The Yellow Prawn-Goby can be kept in aquariums as small as 20 gallons (75 l). In the marine hobby they are often partnered with Tiger pistol shrimp.[3]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Cryptocentrus cinctus" in FishBase. June 2013 version.
  2. ^ Tristan Lougher (2006). What Fish?: A Buyer's Guide to Marine Fish. Interpet Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84286-118-9
  3. ^ "Tank-Bred Watchman Gobies: Essential Fish for Every Reef Aquarium", J Fung - Tropical Fish Hobbyist. 51 (5), 2003 -