Broadbanded Shrimpgoby (species: Amblyeleotris periophthalma) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Amblyeleotris periophthalma
Broadbanded Shrimpgoby

©Anne Hoggett: Amblyeleotris periophthalma on sandy slope south of South Island, Lizard Island Group.

©Anne Hoggett: Amblyeleotris periophthalma at the base of the reef slope between Bird and South Islands, Lizard Island Group. Thanks to iNaturalist contributors for confirming the id of this photo.

©Anne Hoggett: Amblyeleotris periophthalma at North Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Amblyeleotris
Species Amblyeleotris periophthalma



Distinguishing features

A shrimpgoby with pairs of bars on lower sides that have a cross-piece at top, almost H-shaped. Bars are brown in Lizard Island specimens, redder in other parts of the world. Spaced gold spots with darker edges on head. Spines of dorsal fins marked with broken brown lines.


  • 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.