Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Amblyeleotris: Greek, amblys = darkness + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335); stenotaeniata: Name from the Greek word 'stenos; for narrow and 'taeniatus' meaning banded, referring to the naroow oblique dark bars on the body. More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 20 m (Ref. 57552). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57552)
soft rays: 14;
Vertebrae: 25. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays VI+I,13; anal rays 1,14; pectoral rays 19; pelvic fins joined at base by a very short membrane, without a frenum; fifth pelvic ray longest, branched once, the branches not separated. Longitudinal scale series 81; median predorsal scales extending to above middle of preopercle. Gill opening extending forward to a vertical about one-half orbit diameter behind eye. Mouth moderately large, the maxilla reaching to between verticals at posterior edge of pupil and rear edge of orbit. Body depth about 5.5 in SL; head length 3.75 in SL; the upper jaw length 2.5 in HL; third dorsal spine longest, 2.25 in HL; caudal fin pointed and long, 2.4 in SL. Body pale tan (under magnification yellow with small pale blue spots), shading to white ventrally, with a narrow brownish red bar from nape onto opercle and four more on body, each on body in centre of a diffuse light brown bar the edges of which are darker yellowish brown on about ventral half of each bar; upper half of each pale interspace with four or five small dark brown spots, an oblique dark brown line behind upper half of eye; a vertically elongate dark brown spot extending upward from posterior end of maxilla; dorsal fins dusky yellow with irregular dark-edged blue spots; a bright yellow spot distally on each soft dorsal membrane, rimmed below by a black-edged blue arc; anal fin with a white band at base; caudal fin with blue rays, yellow membranes with brownish red lines, and a brownish red arc at base (Ref. 57552).
Found over detrital sand in a zone of current of a lagoon (Ref. 57552).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2004. Five new shrimp gobies of the genus Amblyeleotris from islands of Oceania. aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 8(2):61-78. (Ref. 57552)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00277 - 0.01371), 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
): 3.3 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .