Cryptocentrus cinctus

Yellow shrimpgoby | Banded Prawngoby | Yellow Prawngoby
Cryptocentrus cinctus
Cryptocentrus cinctus, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Cryptocentrus cinctus
Cryptocentrus cinctus, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Cryptocentrus cinctus
Cryptocentrus cinctus


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Variable in colour, 4-5 dark bars on body may be faint. Small, elongate blueish white spots on front body, head and fins (but not tail). C. fasciatus (Y-bar Shrimpgoby) lacks any markings on 1st dorsal fin, which is also a different shape. Shares burrow with Alpheid shrimp.


Max Size: 12 cm

Sea Temperature Range: N/A

Depth: 1-25m

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 (1.1% 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 (2 per transect)

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

Edit by: Joe Shields