Ctenogobiops pomastictusGoldspeckled Shrimpgoby | Gold-speckled Prawngoby | Pop-eyed Shrimpgoby | Spotted Shrimpgoby
Light body with brown blotches, including a row of oval dashes along mid-side, white patch on pectoral fin base, often white spots on back along dorsal fin base, and orange/brown spots slightly above and below line oval dashes on side in between each dash, which distinguish it from very similar C. mitodes (Thread Shrimpgoby). Shares burrow with Alpheid shrimp.
Max Size: 8 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.6-31.2°C
Habitat Generalization Index: 3.94
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: Common (20.4% 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 (4 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: Joe Shields