Pinkbar goby

The Pinkbar goby lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 35 m , usually 5 - 10 m environment.

The pinkbar goby, also known as the beautiful prawn-goby, is a boldly-colored shrimp goby from the Western Indian Ocean. Living commensally or symbiotically (there is still some debate) with an alphaeid shrimp, the pinkbar goby is rightfully an aquarium favorite. More

The Pinkbar Goby is also commonly referred to as the Shrimp Goby due to the close relationship that can form between it and various shrimp. Its body is silver marked with pink rings, and a yellowish colored tail with bright pink dots outlined in blue. More

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The Pinkbar Goby is a type of Shrimp Goby, and will pair with a variety of pistol shrimps. This unique symbiotic relationship is quite interesting to observe. The goby serves as lookout while the nearly blind shrimp keeps their burrow dug out and tidy. More

Common names

Beautiful prawn-goby in English
Pienkbalk-dikkop in Afrikaans
Pink-bar shrimp-goby in English
Pinkbar goby in English
Rusoraputokko in Finnish (suomen kieli)
紅帶鈍塘鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
红带钝塘鳢 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Gobiidae
Genus : Amblyeleotris
Species : Amblyeleotris aurora
Authority : Polunin & Lubbock, 1977