Amblyeleotris yanoi Aonuma & Yoshino, 1996
Flagtail shrimpgoby
Amblyeleotris yanoi
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  13 cm SL (male/unsexed); 5.75 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 35 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands, Bali and Flores (Indonesia).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 13-13. Characterized by whitish body color with five light orange-brown, diffuse bars; brown saddles dorsally between main dark bars; caudal fin yellow with reddish orange central area and oblique blue bands; pelvic fins joined by low membrane, absence of frenum; longitudinal scale series 97-103; midline of nape without scales; scales on side of nape extending forward to above posterior margin of operculum; greatest depth of body 7.7-8.2 in SL; lanceolate caudal fin, longer than head (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Associated with Alpheus randalli, the red-banded alpheid shrimp, on coastal sand flats, slopes and in deep lagoons at depths of about 3-30 m. Inhabits coastal sand slopes in 6-30 meters depth (Ref. 48637).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 26.02.98
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 01.04.13

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