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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Amblyeleotris downingi
      Max. size: 13.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 13 - 17 m
      Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: known only from the Persian Gulf from Kuwait to Musandam. Reported from Mentawai Islands, eastern Indian Ocean.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 17
      Biology: Found on silty sand-rubble bottom, in association with snapping shrimps Alpheus bellulus Miya & Miyake and A. ochrostriatus Miya
      Aquarium Care: This genus, which is comprised of 14 species, have members that spend most of their time hovering in the water column. Mostly omnivores, they feed upon both algae and plankton/benthic invertebrate. Some are quite hardy and make good beginner fish, while others are troublesome and require dedication and experience if they are to survive.

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