Skip to main content
  • Pinkbar goby

    Pinkbar goby

    Amblyeleotris aurora

    The Pinkbar goby lives in symbiosis with a shrimp (genus Alpheus). Together they inhabit a cave in the sandy substrate. In case of danger they warn each other and retreat.

    Closest relatives Percomorpha, Gobiformes, Gobidae
    Habitat Coral reefs with coarse sandy bottom to a depth of 40 meters
    Mode of life Diurnal, solitary, live in symbiosis with shrimp
    Food Small animals and algae
    Body length up to 11 cm
    Breeding period unknown
    Use Ornamental fish trade
    Population trend unknown
    At Zurich Zoo since 2016


    Verbreitungskarte Partner-Grundel


    IUCN RedList