Amblyeleotris wheeleri (Burgundy shrimpgoby)


Elongate body, six dark red bars with yellowish spaces in between, scattered red spots on head and blue spots on the body, blue-edged red stripe on anal fin.


Unevaluated by the IUCN Red list, considered common, but shy. If not approached carefully it will speed off into its burrow.


Indo-Asian Pacific. Red Sea and East Africa to North-West Australia, North to Marshall Islands and South Japan. Lagoons, reef slopes and sheltered reefs in 2-40 meters.



Up to 10cm.

Prey / Predation

]They feed on small benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.

Special features

It shares its burrow with alpheid shrimps, with which it has a symbiotic relation, most often with Alpheus ochrostriatus. The shrimp cleans out the burrow and the goby guards it. The burgundy shrimpgoby is also called gorgeous shrimpgoby.