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Amblyeleotris guttata

(Fowler, 1938)

Orangespotted Prawn Goby

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Philippines to Tonga, north to Southern Japan, and south to Australia.

Size: 3 inches - 7 cm

Natural Environment: Inhabits coastal sand flats, sloped areas, and seagrass areas and usually found at depths between 30 –130 feet (10 – 40 m) where it feeds on benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.

General Husbandry: Not normally collected for the trade.


    Order: Perciformes

    Suborder: Gobioidei

    Family: Gobiidae

    Genus: Amblyeleotris

FYI: Shown here for identification only, yet should it become available, care is similar to others in this genus.

 Amblyeleotris guttata (Orangespotted Prawn Goby)
Photo © Jim Greenfield
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