Vanderhorstia flavilineata Allen & Munday, 1995
Yellow-lined shrimpgoby
Vanderhorstia flavilineata
photo by Steene, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.72 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 20 - 40 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 11-11. Body pale blue-gray with prominent yellow-orange spots on head and a pair of stripes on upper half of body. No scales on head, including predorsal; cycloid scales on anterior part of body, becoming ctenoid posteriorly (Ref. 31115); characterized further by blue markings on snout; elevated first dorsal fin; united pelvic fins, presence of well developed frenum; longitudinal scale series 50-55; greatest depth of body 6.1-6.8 in SL; lanceolate caudal fin, longer than head length (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Occurs on sand-rubble slope at the base of a vertical cliff (22-30 m depth) and on small sand patches at the undercut bases of reefs. Each individual hovers at the entrance of a rubble-lined burrow occupied by an alpheid shrimp, where it hides when disturbed (Ref. 31115).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 21.01.02
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.07.13

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