Fish Species

Yellow Watchman Goby

Yellow Watchman Goby - Description

The Yellow Watchman Goby is also known at the Yellow Shrimp or Prawn Goby. It is a very hardy fish and an ideal choice for beginners. Like other gobies it has the ability to jump so ensure the tank has a well fitting lid.

The Yellow watchman Goby has a symbiotic relationship with the Pistol Shrimp, they live together in the same burrow and help to protect one other from predators.

Popular Name: Yellow Watchman Goby
Species: Cryptocentrus cinctus

Profile of the Yellow Watchman Goby

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Yellow Watchman Goby species.

  • Size: Up to 7cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4. Temp 23 to 27 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Frozen Mysis Shrimp, Marine Flaked Food

  • Temperament: Can be aggressive towards other Gobies

  • Habitat: Marine reef dweller

  • Behaviour: Keep a single goby, ideally with a Pistol Shrimp

  • Range: Western Pacific Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Yellow Watchman 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: Cryptocentrus cinctus

  • Popular Name: Yellow Watchman Goby - Yellow Shrimp - Prawn Goby

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Gobiidae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Yellow Watchman Goby

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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