Tag: Slantbar Shrimpgoby (Amblyeleotris Diagonalis)

A species of Goby i found for the first time on a dive at Sail Rock, at a depth of around 25m.

The Slantbar Shrimpgoby (Amblyeleotris Diagonalis) is distinguished by having five dark, diagonally slanting brown bars on the body, and two narrow lines and iridescent blue spots on the head.

It also has a dark crescent marking on the caudal (tail) fin, the anal fin is yellow with a blue margin.

Found singularly or in pairs, and growing to a maximum length of around 11cm, the Slantbar Shrimpgoby feeds primarily on small crustaceans and molluscs.

As with all other members of the genus Amblyeleotris, this species lives in a "symbiotic relationship" with one or more Alpheid Shrimps (Alpheidae Sp.)).

A species of Goby i found for the first time on a dive at Sail Rock, at a depth of around 25m.

The Slantbar Shrimpgoby (Amblyeleotris Diagonalis) is distinguished by having five dark, diagonally slanting brown bars on the body, and two narrow lines and iridescent blue spots on the head.

It also has a dark crescent marking on the caudal (tail) fin, the anal fin is yellow with a blue margin.

Found singularly or in pairs, and growing to a maximum length of around 11cm, the Slantbar Shrimpgoby feeds primarily on small crustaceans and molluscs.

As with all other members of the genus Amblyeleotris, this species lives in a "symbiotic relationship" with one or more Alpheid Shrimps (Alpheidae Sp.)).

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Slantbar Shrimpgoby (Amblyeleotris Diagonalis)

This image of a Slantbar Shrimpgoby (Amblyeleotris Diagonalis) was taken at Sail Rock at a depth of around 25m.