Cryptocentrus cyanotaenia (Bleeker, 1853)
Lagoon shrimpgoby
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 12 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Java, Indonesia to Papua New Guinea. Palau in Micronesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 10-10. Characterized by brownish grey color; head and base of pectoral fin with numerous short blue oblique lines; 4-5 diffuse dark bars on side; anal fin with grey and yellow stripes; united pelvic fins, presence of frenum; longitudinal scale series 110; head without scales; greatest depth of body about 5.6 in SL; oblong caudal fin, slightly longer than head length (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found on fine sand bottoms in protected areas (Ref. 34765). A pair shares a burrow with a Alpheus sp. (Ref. 34765). Inhabits protected fine-sand lagoons or bays in 2-12 depth range (Ref. 48637). Also found in silty coastal reefs, often in turbid water with poor visibility (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 27 August 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 10.07.00
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 02.04.13

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