Nakedhead Shrimpgoby

Amblyeleotris gymnocephala

Max length : 14.0 cm. Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-19; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 18 - 20. Similar to A. macronema in color pattern but has more dorsal and anal rays. Characterized by whitish or pale grey color; presence of dark brown stripe from behind the eye to upper edge of gill cover; five wide , diffused brown bars on side; brown scribbling on upper half of body between bars; pelvic fins united by membrane at base of fifth soft ray; without median predorsal scales; longitudinal scale series 120-130; greatest depth of body 6.3-7.0 in SL; lanceolate caudal fin, about twice the head length.
Occurs in coastal sand slopes. Found in mangroves and bays. Found in coastal sand slopes and estuaries and usuallyat moderate depth of about 20 meters on deeper slopes.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilyGobiidae
GenusAmblyeleotris
SpeciesAmblyeleotris gymnocephala
Photographed in
Malaysia