Amblyeleotris randalli (Randall’s shrimpgoby)


White, elongate body shape with seven, narrow orange bars. The first bar on the head and through the eye. Large first dorsal is round, dark grey with numerous white spots, a white outline, and a black “eye-spot”. They stay on or close to the bottom, sometimes in burrows with a snapping shrimp (Alpheus rapicida).


Unassessed by the IUCN Red list. This species gets photographed often because of its conspicuous appearance, but is a fairly uncommon species with a limited distribution.


Western Pacific; from the Philippines and the Moluccan, Indonesia to the Solomon islands and Micronesia, from the Ryukyu Islands to Australia. They prefer white sandy and rubble patches of clear water, tropical reefs, in a depth range of 25-50 meters.



Up to 12cm.

Prey / Predation

It feeds on small invertebrates and zooplankton.

Special features

The species is know by several other common names as well, such as orange stripe prawngoby, orange stripe watchman goby and sailfin shrimpgoby.