Cryptocentrus nigrocellatus (Yanagisawa, 1978)
Blackspot shrimpgoby
Cryptocentrus nigrocellatus
photo by Steene, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 10 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan and Taiwan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Body with 3 or 4 rows of white spots on body; all fins transparent with dark spots or bars forming oblique lines. A large ocellus rimmed with white line between the posterior margin of preopercle and opercle. Scales in longitudinal row 70; in transverse series 22; predorsal 3. Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 43568); further characterized by dark brown to blackish body color; white snout and jaw tips; lower side with white speckling; united pelvic fins, presence of frenum; longitudinal scale series 69-78; head without scales; greatest depth of body 4.7-5.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found in silty sandy substrate with small boulders or large rubble pieces in 3-10 meters (Ref. 48637).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.06.96
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.07.13

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