Amblyeleotris fontanesii (Giant shrimpgoby)


Elongate body and almost twice the size of similar species, white with 5 dark brown bars, small orange spots on the head.


Unevaluated by the IUCN Red list. Less common than other species of the Amblyeleotris genus.


West-Indonesia to Palau and Papua New Guinea to the SouthWest of Japan. Sand bottoms of lagoons and sheltered reefs in a depth range of 5-30 meters.



Up to 22cm.

Prey / Predation

It feeds on plankton and small invertebrates.

Special features

It shares a burow with alpheid shrimp with which it has a symbiotic relation. The shrimp cleans out the burrow, while the goby guards it.