Diagonal Shrimpgoby (species: Amblyeleotris diagonalis) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Amblyeleotris diagonalis
Diagonal Shrimpgoby

©Anne Hoggett: Amblyeleotris diagonalis 7-8 cm long, about 21 m depth off Coconut Beach, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: A very small (3 cm) Amblyeleotris diagonalis at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Amblyeleotris
Species Amblyeleotris diagonalis



Distinguishing features

A pale grey shrimpgoby with five wide brown bars on body and two thin, brown, sloping lines on head, one on snout and the other on cheek, the latter running over the nape. A few metallic gold flecks between the body bars.

The larger photographed individual has a blue line on each side of the brown cheek line.


  • Up to 9 cm (length according to Allen and Erdmann, 2012)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen and M.V. Erdmann, G.R. (2012). Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III in: Reef fishes of the East Indies. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. LIRS catalog number 90162.