Pinkbar Goby

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Description of the Pinkbar Goby

The Pinkbar Goby is also known as the Beautiful Prawn Goby or Pink-Shrimp Goby. It has a symbiotic relationship with the Alphaeid Shrimp (Alpheus randalli) also known as the Candy-Striped shrimp. The Pink-bar goby requires a tank with a sandy base so it can burrow into the sand. Like other gobies, it has the ability to jump so ensure the tank has a close fitting lid.

Popular Name: Pinkbar Goby
Species: Amblyeleotris aurora

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Pinkbar Goby

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Profile of the Pinkbar Goby
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Pinkbar Goby species.

  • Size: Up to 11cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 21 to 28 Degrees. PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Brine Shrimp, Mysis Shrimp

  • Temperament: Peaceful, Good addition to community aquarium

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 35m

  • Behaviour: Can be aggressive to other Pinkbar gobies

  • Range: Western Indian Ocean, Andaman Sea

Scientific Classification of the Pinkbar Goby
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Amblyeleotris aurora

  • Popular Name: Pinkbar Goby - Beautiful Prawn Goby - Pink-bar Shrimp Goby

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Gobiidae

 

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Pinkbar Goby?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!



Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Pinkbar Goby slimy?
Pinkbar Goby secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Pinkbar Goby to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Pinkbar Goby have gills?
Gills enable the Pinkbar Goby to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Pinkbar Goby have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Pinkbar Goby has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Pinkbar Goby has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Pinkbar Goby has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Pinkbar Goby has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Pinkbar Goby

Pinkbar Goby

  • Interesting Information about Pinkbar Goby

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Pinkbar Goby slimy?

  • Why do the Pinkbar Goby have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Pinkbar Goby have fins?

  • Species: Amblyeleotris aurora

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