Amblyeleotris steinitzi

Steinitzs Shrimpgoby | Steinitz's Prawngoby | Steinitz's Shrimpgoby
Amblyeleotris steinitzi
Amblyeleotris steinitzi, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Amblyeleotris steinitzi
Amblyeleotris steinitzi, QLD, Australia, Photo: Sophie Edgar
Amblyeleotris steinitzi
Amblyeleotris steinitzi, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Amblyeleotris steinitzi
Amblyeleotris steinitzi
Amblyeleotris steinitzi


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Reddish brown bands on body with short dark bars on back in between, fine blue spots on head and more faintly on body. Shares burrow with Alpheid shrimp.


Max Size: 13 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 24.2-31.2°C

Depth: 2-43m

Habitat Generalization Index: 4.92

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 (8.7% 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: Few (3 per transect)

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

Edit by: Joe Shields