Blackchest Shrimpgoby (species: Amblyeleotris guttata) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Amblyeleotris guttata
Blackchest Shrimpgoby

©Rick Stuart-Smith: Amblyeleotris guttata, Lizard Island area.

©Graham Edgar: Amblyeleotris guttata at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Amblyeleotris guttata at base of reef slope off South Island, Lizard Island Group.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Amblyeleotris
Species Amblyeleotris guttata



Distinguishing features

Pale with spaced bright orange spots on head and body; dark patches under head and on belly; eye with conspicuous dark markings. Lives in a burrow with shrimp.


  • Up to 9 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


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.