Diagonal Shrimp Goby is a marine fish with the scientific name Amblyeleotris diagonalis.
It lives in the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean, where it’s found on reefs at 20 to 131 feet deep.
This fish has a unique relationship with Alpheid Shrimp, which make and maintain burrows for them to live in.
Diagonal Shrimp Goby is safe for coral reefs.
Diagonal Shrimp Goby Interesting Facts
- Diagonal Shrimp Goby lives in tropical waters near reefs at depths of 20 to 131 feet in the Indo-Pacific region.
- This fish has a unique relationship with alpheid shrimp, which create and maintain burrows for them to live in.
- It features dark brown bands on its body, with a yellow anal fin that has a blue margin.
- It grows up to 4.3 inches (11.0 centimeters) long and is safe for coral reefs.
Diagonal Shrimp Goby Habitat
Diagonal Shrimp Goby lives in the Indo-Pacific region, from Kenya and Madagascar to the Great Barrier Reef.
It’s found in places like the Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Sri Lanka, Born Island, Andaman Sea, Guadalcanal (Solomons), and Flores (Indonesia).
It’s a marine fish that lives near reefs at depths of 6 to 40 meters (20 to 131 feet) and prefers tropical waters.
Diagonal Shrimp Goby Physical Characteristics
Size: 4.3 inches (11.0 centimeters)
Diagonal Shrimp Goby grows up to 4.3 inches (11.0 centimeters) long. This fish has a whitish body color and features thin, slanting dark brown bands on its snout and cheek.
It also has five wider brown bands on its side with some brown spots between each band. The anal fin is yellow with a blue margin.
Diagonal Shrimp Goby has 7 dorsal spines, 13 dorsal soft rays, 1 anal spine, and 13 anal soft rays. Its pelvic fins are joined by a low basal membrane.
Predorsal scales extend forward above the posterior margin of the preopercle. There are 67 to 75 scales in the longitudinal scale series.
Its body depth is about 5.2 to 6.7 times smaller than its standard length (SL), while the caudal fin measures around 2.8 to 3.6 times smaller than SL.