Dracula Shrimpgoby is a marine fish with the scientific name Stonogobiops dracula. It lives in reefs near Seychelles and Maldives.
You can find this fish at 49 to 121 feet deep in water, living around rubble or sand close to reefs.
Dracula Shrimpgoby lives together with the Alpheus randalli shrimp. This fish is safe for coral reefs.
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Dracula Shrimpgoby Interesting Facts
- Dracula Shrimpgoby thrives in tropical waters near Seychelles and Maldives, living alongside Alpheus randalli shrimp.
- Found at depths of 49 to 121 feet, these fish grow up to 2.8 inches (7.0 centimeters) long and are safe for coral reefs.
- Unique features include large eyes, a yellow-to-white head color gradient, and five pores on its head.
- Dracula Shrimpgoby has an angled jaw with tooth-like structures and lacks scales on its chest or pectoral fin base.
Dracula Shrimpgoby Habitat
Dracula Shrimpgoby is found in the western Indian Ocean, specifically around Seychelles and Maldives.
It lives near open sand and rubble zones next to reefs and hangs out in pairs above their burrow entrance.
This marine fish lives near coral reefs at depths of 15 to 37 meters (49 to 121 feet), typically at 20 meters (66 feet) or more.
It thrives in tropical waters between latitudes 10°N to 10°S.
Dracula Shrimpgoby Physical Characteristics
Size: 2.8 inches (7.0 centimeters)
Dracula Shrimpgoby is a small fish with a maximum length of 2.8 inches (7.0 centimeters). It has 7 dorsal spines, 10 dorsal soft rays, 1 anal spine, 9 anal soft rays, and 26 vertebrae.
Dracula Shrimpgoby features large eyes and a large mouth. Its head is yellow in the front and on top, turning white towards the back.
A wide diagonal stripe extends from the lower back part of the head to the neck area. There are five pores on its head. The body has white spaces divided by an orange-red line.
The first dark band on the body continues into the round first dorsal fin. The second dorsal fin, as well as the anal and caudal fins, are pale whitish in color. Its pectoral fins are pointed.
Dracula Shrimpgoby doesn’t have scales on its chest or at the base of its pectoral fins. Its jaw angle measures around 35 degrees, with tooth-like structures on its palatines (roof of the mouth).
It has around 84 to 94 longitudinal scales series and around 26 to 32 transverse series. There is also no covering over its middle predorsal region.