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Amblyeleotris periophthalma  (Bleeker, 1853)

Periophthalma prawn-goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Amblyeleotris: Greek, amblys = darkness + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 35 m (Ref. 48637), usually 10 - 20 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115); 35°N - 23°S, 32°E - 174°W

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Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf (Ref.80050) and Red Sea to Tonga, north to Japan and south to Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 12. Characterized by whitish body color; head and side with six brown to reddish bars and irregular brown blotches in pale spaces in between; four branched main body bars on lower side; red blotch on lower cheek just behind mouth; red or orange spots on head, dark-edged; separate pelvic fins, joined by low membrane at base of fins; without median predorsal scales or only few embedded scales just in front of first dorsal fin; longitudinal scale series 80-85; greatest depth of body 4.6-6.4 in SL; caudal fin longer than head, 2.8-3.4 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal to outer reef sand slopes to 35 meters depth (Ref. 48637); on sandy areas of lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Inhabits burrows with alpheid shrimps (Ref. 11441).

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Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00286 - 0.01390), 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):  3.4   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .