Amblyeleotris gymnocephala  (Bleeker, 1853)

Masked shrimpgoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Amblyeleotris: Greek, amblys = darkness + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 5 - 35 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2272)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-19; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 18 - 20. Similar to A. macronema in color pattern but has more dorsal and anal rays (Ref. 37816). Characterized by whitish or pale grey color; presence of dark brown stripe from behind the eye to upper edge of gill cover; five wide , diffused brown bars on side; brown scribbling on upper half of body between bars; pelvic fins united by membrane at base of fifth soft ray; without median predorsal scales; longitudinal scale series 120-130; greatest depth of body 6.3-7.0 in SL; lanceolate caudal fin, about twice the head length (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in coastal sand slopes (Ref. 8631). Found in mangroves and bays (Ref. 4833). Found in coastal sand slopes and estuaries and usuallyat moderate depth of about 20 meters on deeper slopes (Ref. 48637).

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Kailola, P.J., 1991. The fishes of Papua New Guinea: a revised and annotated checklist. Vol. III. Gobiidae to Molidae. Research Bulletin No. 41, Research Section, Dept. of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Papua New Guinea. 153 p. (Ref. 6771)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00286 - 0.01390), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .