Saddled Shrimpgoby (species: Cryptocentrus leucostictus) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cryptocentrus leucostictus
Saddled Shrimpgoby


©Victor Huertas: Cryptocentrus leucostictus on the reef flat near Bird Islet, Lizard Island.

©Victor Huertas: Cryptocentrus leucostictus on the reef flat near Bird Islet, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Cryptocentrus
Species Cryptocentrus leucostictus

Colours

         

Distinguishing features

Dark greenish brown with front and top of head and several white saddles on back; small white spots on pectoral fins.

Size

  • Up to 9 cm (length according to Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Either rare or rarely observed.

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.