Amblyeleotris periophthalma

Broadbanded shrimpgoby | Blotched Shrimp Goby | Periophthalma Prawngoby | Periophthalma Shrimpgoby | Slender Shrimp Goby
Amblyeleotris periophthalma
Amblyeleotris periophthalma, adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Amblyeleotris periophthalma
Amblyeleotris periophthalma, adult, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Amblyeleotris periophthalma
Amblyeleotris periophthalma


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Five brown bars on body, red corner of mouth, brown flecks on back, orange, dark-edged round spots on head, eye with spoke-like arrangement of black spots. Red corner of mouth and spots on head, lacking in similar A. steinitzi (Steinitz's Shrimpgoby). Shares burrow with Alpheid shrimp.


Max Size: 12 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 23.2-30.2°C

Depth: 5-35m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (2.0% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: Joe Shields