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Blackchest Shrimpgoby

( Amblyeleotris guttata )

Other names

Black-chest Shrimp Goby, Spotted Prawn Goby, Spotted Shrimp Goby

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family Gobiidae (gobies)
  • Can grow to 11cm in length
  • Called shrimpgobies due to their symbiotic relationship with shrimps
  • Prefers coral reef environments in Australia’s tropical waters from QLD to WA
  • Inhabits sandy or rubbly substrates
  • Bottom-dwellers, commonly seen darting into their burrow