Y-bar Shrimpgoby, Barred Prawngoby, Black Shrimpgoby
Cryptocentrus fasciatus, Dampier, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
Cryptocentrus fasciatus, Yellow form, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Generally light grey with five wide brown body bars, but yellow and near black forms also occur, bluish-white dashes on head tending to spots on body, dorsal fin without markings. Similar Cryptocentrus cinctus (Yellow Shrimpgoby) has more sharply-cornered dorsal fin with bluish streaks. Shares burrow with Alpheid shrimp.
Max Size: 14 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.9-30.9°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.