Yellow prawn-goby

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Yellow prawn-goby
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Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Gobiinae
Genus: Cryptocentrus
Species: C. cinctus
Binomial name
Cryptocentrus cinctus
(Herre, 1936)
  • Smilogobius cinctus Herre, 1936

Cryptocentrus cinctus, the Yellow prawn-goby, 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] In the marine aquarium hobby they are often partnered with Tiger pistol shrimp.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Cryptocentrus cinctus" in FishBase. June 2013 version.
  2. ^ "Tank-Bred Watchman Gobies: Essential Fish for Every Reef Aquarium", J Fung - Tropical Fish Hobbyist. 51 (5), 2003 -