Amblyeleotris masuii Aonuma & Yoshino, 1996
Masui's shrimp-goby
photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  11 cm SL (male/unsexed); 6.1 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 12 - 35 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Okinawa-jima, Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa Prefecture (Japan).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 13-13. Characterized by pale grey color; ventral surface of body whitish; four brown bars on body; head with irregular brown reticulations and in pale spaces between bars; brown bar across operculum; narrow brown bar under eye; narrow brown band behind eye; head with scattered blue spots/streaks; pelvic fins united by low membrane at base of fins; without median predorsal scales; side of nape with scales extending forward above middle of opercle; longitudinal scale series 92-97; greatest depth of body 7.1-8.5 in SL; lanceolate caudal fin, longer than head length (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits coastal to outer reef sand slopes to 40 meters depth (Ref. 48637). Specimens collected from sandy bottom at 35 m depth (Ref. 26157).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 26.02.98
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.07.13

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