Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Amblyeleotris: Greek, amblys = darkness + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335); latifasciata: From the Latin 'latus' meaning broad and 'fasciatus' meaning banded, referring to the breadth of the bands on the body.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 40 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Pacific: Gulf of Thailand, the Philippines (Ref. 26237), and Bali, Indonesia (Ref. 28620).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)
soft rays: 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).
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Polunin, N.V.C. and R. Lubbock, 1979. Five new prawn-associated gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae) of the genus Amblyeleotris. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Zool.) 36(4):239-249. (Ref. 26237)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28.1 - 29.2, mean 28.7 °C (based on 498 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00261 - 0.01268), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .