Amblyeleotris fontanesii, also called Giant Prawn goby is common in the Western Pacific. From the Philippines to Micronesia and Indonesia via Singapore and Taiwan to the south tip of Japan. From time to time it leads to confusion with A. japonica, the Giant Prawn goby looks very similar.
The giant prawn goby has a very slender compressed body, high set eyes with a convex profile of the head. On head, neck, chest and part of belly, you can see the so-called cycloid scales on the lateral side of the body are more ctenoid. The central spine of the first dorsal fin is the longest. Amblyeleotris fontanesii shows a total of five broad horizontal stripes on body. 3 in mid-body . The first of the tree body stripes is always in the middle of the first dorsal fin, the second at the beginning (1-2 spine) of the second dorsal fin and the third transverse ends of the dorsal fin. Another horizontal stripes can be found on the head and the fifth and last on tail fin. The horizontal stripes at the first dorsal fin runs about the half of the fin itself, the second dorsal fin can occasionally appear yellowish translucent. The body color is usually a creamy white, the cross-bands are more or less dark to light brown.
About the attitude and nutrition of the animal is unfortunately little known but should be distinguished from other species of the genus only slightly.
Amblyeleotris fontanesi (Bleeker, 1853)
Cryptocentrus fontanesi (Bleeker, 1853)
Gobius fontanesii Bleeker, 1853
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Gobiidae (Family) > Gobiinae (Subfamily) > Amblyeleotris (Genus) > Amblyeleotris fontanesii (Species)