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CAAB: 37428102

Species Cryptocentrus leptocephalus Bleeker, 1876

Pinkspot Shrimpgoby, Pink-speckled Shrimpgoby, Pink-spotted Shrimpgoby


Many records of this species are based on Cryptocentrus melanopus. The Standard Name Pinkspot Shrimpgoby was based on that species and would be more appropriate for that species. The name Pink-speckled Shrimpgoby would be more appropriate for Cryptocentrus leptocephalus because this species has more numerous and smaller spots.





Extra Distribution Information

Nymph Island and Lizard Island (14°40'S) to Oak Beach, QLD, probably widespread; tropical, west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, commensal, estuary, mangrove, mud bottom-marine.

Extra Ecological Information

In burrows, associated with alpheid shrimps.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
04-Dec-2018 GOBIOIDEI 13-Aug-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 12-Mar-2012 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED