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      Gorgeous Prawn Goby
      Gorgeous Prawn Goby

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      mojoreef


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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Amblyeleotris wheeleri
      Max. size: 8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 5 - 30 m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 12. Wide bands on body; red spots on dorsal and caudal fins; broad red band along the basal part of the anal fin; reddish oblique stripe on caudal fin; pelvic fins fused and with blue spots.
      Biology: Apparently the most common shallow-water species of the genus found in coral reef areas, but may occur at depths greater than 30 m. Usually found in rubble areas near or within coral reefs and in symbiotic association with alpheid shrimps, most often with Alpheus ochrostriatus

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