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#1 jimbo1946

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Posted 20 December 2003 - 01:04 PM

I took this in Fiji recently, but I can't ID it. Any help would be appreciated!

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Posted 20 December 2003 - 02:49 PM

Prawn gobie

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Posted 20 December 2003 - 03:42 PM

Thanks, James! I noticed a similarity to several "shrimp goby" species but no direct match. Do you know why they're called shrimp or prawn gobies?
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Posted 20 December 2003 - 05:50 PM

Hi there
the photo is really too small but ther shrimp goby looks like Amblyeleotris randalli
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Posted 20 December 2003 - 05:53 PM

here another photo of A. randalli

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 02:17 AM

Jimbo,

shrimp/prawn/partner gobies live with shrimps. The goby (by acting as a watchdog) makes sure that the shrimp is not eaten by anyone, and the shrimp takes care of the burrow for both of them (or all three, if two shrimps are present).

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are you still collecting snapping shrimp images? I got a couple during the last week in Red Sea. Will get organzied soon.

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 09:18 AM

here another photo of A. randalli

Hi Art,

It's a gorgeous picture of the Randall's Shrimpgoby. Have you taken it? If so what kind of set-up do you use?

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 09:50 AM

Welcome back Art!

If you're looking for shrimp goby photos, talk to Craig, Herb, and Todd (aka yahsemtough). They all saw a lot of them in Manado.

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Posted 22 December 2003 - 12:11 PM

Hi folks !

I was on a field trip in Venezuela, that's why I was rather silent during the last 4-5 weeks

no, the picture of A. randalli is from the web, I think from a Japanese goby site

and YES, I am always interested in snapping (and other) shrimp pictures !! hope to see some from the Red Sea and Manado !

by the way, my colleague was unable to identify the red-blue squat lobster from NSW posted on this forum a couple of months ago, it could be either a rare species or something new

POST MORE CRITTERS FOR ID !
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