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Cryptocentrus leucostictus  (Günther, 1872)

Saddled prawn-goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Cryptocentrus: Greek, kryptos = hidden + Greek, kentron = sting (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 25 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Western Pacific. Reported to extend to the Andaman Sea and Samoa (Ref. 9710).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10. Characterized by dark brown body color; lips, snout and top of head white in color; presence of several white saddles on back; united pelvic fins, presence of frenum; longitudinal scale series 90; head without scales; greatest depth of body 5.2-6.6 in SL; rounded caudal fin, longer than head (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on open sand bottoms of clear seaward reefs to at least 20 m (Ref. 9710). Lives in a burrow with symbiotic alpheid shrimps. Occurs on sheltered protected reefs, along edges with coarse sand and fine rubble (Ref. 48637). Also Ref. 2334. Also found in sand bottoms of lagoons (Ref 90102).

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Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 1655 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00281 - 0.01352), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .