Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Amblyeleotris: Greek, amblys = darkness + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
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
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)
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).
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.2 - 29.1, mean 28 °C (based on 484 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), 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 ±0.2 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 (26 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 127 [64, 256] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.743 [0.410, 1.356] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.1 [16.2, 19.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.109 [0.052, 0.197] g/100g ; Selenium = 28.6 [14.1, 58.0] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 101 [29, 314] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.9 [1.1, 3.0] mg/100g (wet weight);