Red Banded Prawn Goby

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Description of the Red Banded Prawn Goby

The Red Banded Prawn Goby is an interesting addition to any marine aquarium. They burrow into the sand so need a tank with a deep substrate. The Red Banded Goby has a symbiotic relationship with the Pistol Shrimp, they live together in the same burrow and alert each other to predators.

Popular Name: Red Banded Prawn Goby
Species: Amblyeleotris fasciata

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Red Banded Prawn Goby

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Profile of the Red Banded Prawn Goby
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Red Banded Prawn Goby species.

  • Size: Up to 8cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Frozen or Flaked Food

  • Temperament: Good addition to community tank, ensure there are lots of rocks and places for them to hide

  • Habitat: Marine Reef Dwellers at Depths of up to 20m

  • Behaviour: Shy, will hide in burrow if feels threatened

  • Range: Western Central Pacific

 

Scientific Classification of the Red Banded Prawn 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 fasciata

  • Popular Name: Red Banded Prawn Goby - Shrimp Goby - Red Barred Shrimp Goby

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Gobiidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Red Banded Prawn 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 Red Banded Prawn Goby slimy?
Red Banded Prawn Goby secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Red Banded Prawn 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 Red Banded Prawn Goby have gills?
Gills enable the Red Banded Prawn 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 Red Banded Prawn 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 Red Banded Prawn Goby has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

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

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

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

Interesting Facts and Information about Red Banded Prawn Goby

Red Banded Prawn Goby

  • Interesting Information about Red Banded Prawn Goby

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Red Banded Prawn Goby slimy?

  • Why do the Red Banded Prawn Goby have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Red Banded Prawn Goby have fins?

  • Species: Amblyeleotris fasciata

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