Cryptocentrus inexplicatus (Herre, 1934)
Inexplicable shrimpgoby
photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  12 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 6 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Yaeyama Islands to southern Philippines and Palau in Micronesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Characterized by pale grey body color; 6-7 diffuse greenish to grey bars on side; rear edge of gill cover with 3-4 black spots; smaller black spots scattered on head and anterior side of body; mottling dorsally on head and upper half of body; united pelvic fins, presence of frenum; longitudinal scale series 65-70; head without scales; greatest depth of body 4.5-5.0 in SL; rounded caudal fin, about equal to head length (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found in silty sand of shallow protected reef flats and lagoons (Ref. 34765). Occurs in sheltered coastal sand flats and in estuarines (Ref. 48637).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 27 August 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 10.07.00
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 02.04.13

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