Amblyeleotris latifasciata Polunin & Lubbock, 1979
Wide-barred shrimpgoby
Amblyeleotris latifasciata
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  13 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 5 - 40 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Gulf of Thailand, the Philippines (Ref. 26237), and Bali, Indonesia (Ref. 28620).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 13-13. Characterized by generally dark brown color or with 3-4 broad dark bars on side; head with bluish-white spots/bands; dorsal fins with pale-edged red spots; pelvic fins united by low membrane at base of fins; without median predorsal scales; longitudinal scale series 87-92; greatest depth of body 6.3-6.6 in SL; lanceolate caudal fin, longer than head length (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Collected from sand and rubble at depths of 10 to 25 m. Associated with burrowing alpheid prawns (Ref. 26237). Found in coastal to outer reef sand slopes, usually in depth over 10 meters (Ref. 48637).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 August 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Museum: passage between Cabulan I. And Vandanon I., Cebu Strait, BMNH 1978.2.28.4 (holotype, 6.51 cm SL) (Ref. 26237). Also Ref. 26237.

Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 09.03.98
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 22.10.18

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