Tag: Target Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus Strigilliceps)

Another common Shrimpgoby which can be found at all of the main diving and snorkelling locations in the area. The Target Shrimpgoby (Cryptocentrus Strigilliceps) can be easily mistaken for the Blue-Speckled Shrimpgoby (Cryptocentrus Caeruleomaculatus) as both have similar markings, particularly the large dark spots along the body.

The first dark spot (closest to the head) on the Target Shrimp Goby however, is higher on the body than the other spots, unlike those on the Blue-Speckled Shrimp Goby which are aligned horizontally.

The Target Shrimp Goby also lacks the small blue spots on the head.

Another common Shrimpgoby which can be found at all of the main diving and snorkelling locations in the area. The Target Shrimpgoby (Cryptocentrus Strigilliceps) can be easily mistaken for the Blue-Speckled Shrimpgoby (Cryptocentrus Caeruleomaculatus) as both have similar markings, particularly the large dark spots along the body.

The first dark spot (closest to the head) on the Target Shrimp Goby however, is higher on the body than the other spots, unlike those on the Blue-Speckled Shrimp Goby which are aligned horizontally.

The Target Shrimp Goby also lacks the small blue spots on the head.

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Target Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus Strigilliceps)

Another photo from Mae Haad/Koh Ma, clearly showing the markings of the very common Target Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus Strigilliceps), particularly the line of dark spots along the body, the foremost of which is, charac

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Target Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus Strigilliceps)

This photo, taken at Mae Haad/Koh Ma, shows the head and fore-body markings of the Target Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus strigilliceps) in macro.

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Target Shrimp Goby  (Cryptocentrus Strigilliceps)

A Target Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus strigilliceps) at the entrance to its burrow at Mae Haad/Koh Ma.