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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae Gobies
Subfamily: Gobiinae
Genus: Cryptocentrus

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Cryptocentrus albidorsus (Yanagisawa, 1978)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cryptocentrus albidorsus
[White-backed shrimpgoby]
No picture found


 
Cryptocentrus bulbiceps
[Bluelined shrimpgoby]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Cryptocentrus caeruleomaculatus (Herre, 1933)

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Cryptocentrus caeruleomaculatus
[Blue-speckled prawn-goby]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Cryptocentrus caeruleopunctatus (Rüppell, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Cryptocentrus caeruleopunctatus
[Harlequin prawn-goby]
No picture found


 
Cryptocentrus callopterus
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cryptocentrus cebuanus Herre, 1927

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Cryptocentrus cebuanus
[Cebu shrimpgoby]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Cryptocentrus cinctus (Herre, 1936)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cryptocentrus cinctus
[Yellow prawn-goby]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Cryptocentrus cryptocentrus (Valenciennes, 1837)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cryptocentrus cryptocentrus
[Ninebar prawn-goby]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Cryptocentrus cyanospilotus Allen & Randall, 2011

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cryptocentrus cyanospilotus
[Bluespot shrimpgoby]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Cryptocentrus cyanotaenia (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cryptocentrus cyanotaenia
[Lagoon shrimpgoby]
No picture found


 
Cryptocentrus diproctotaenia
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Cryptocentrus epakros Allen, 2015

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cryptocentrus epakros
[Pointedfin shrimpgoby]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Cryptocentrus fasciatus (Playfair, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cryptocentrus fasciatus
[Y-bar shrimp goby]



Northwest Pacific

Cryptocentrus flavus Yanagisawa, 1978

Photo by Photo by von Wussow Importe GmbH
 
Cryptocentrus flavus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Cryptocentrus inexplicatus (Herre, 1934)

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Cryptocentrus inexplicatus
[Inexplicable shrimpgoby]



Western Central Pacific.

Cryptocentrus insignitus (Whitley, 1956)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cryptocentrus insignitus
[Signal goby]
No picture found


 
Cryptocentrus leonis
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Cryptocentrus leptocephalus Bleeker, 1876

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cryptocentrus leptocephalus
[Pink-speckled shrimpgoby]



Western Pacific. Reporte
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Cryptocentrus leucostictus (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cryptocentrus leucostictus
[Saddled prawn-goby]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Cryptocentrus lutheri Klausewitz, 1960

Photo by Photo by Burt, J.
 
Cryptocentrus lutheri
[Luther's prawn-goby]



Western Indian Ocean

Cryptocentrus malindiensis (Smith, 1959)

Photo by Photo by Polack, D.
 
Cryptocentrus malindiensis
[]



Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Cryptocentrus maudae Fowler, 1937

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cryptocentrus maudae
[Maude's shrimpgoby]



Western Pacific

Cryptocentrus melanopus (Bleeker, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cryptocentrus melanopus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Cryptocentrus multicinctus Allen & Randall, 2011

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cryptocentrus multicinctus
[Multibarred shrimpgoby]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Cryptocentrus nigrocellatus (Yanagisawa, 1978)

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Cryptocentrus nigrocellatus
[Blackspot shrimpgoby]
No picture found


 
Cryptocentrus niveatus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Cryptocentrus octofasciatus Regan, 1908

Photo by Photo by Modder, T.
 
Cryptocentrus octofasciatus
[Blue-speckled prawn goby]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Cryptocentrus pavoninoides (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Photo by Satapoomin, U.
 
Cryptocentrus pavoninoides
[Peacock shrimpgoby]
No picture found

Max. Length 14 cm SL

 
Cryptocentrus polyophthalmus
[]
No picture found


 
Cryptocentrus pretiosus
[]



East indian Ocean to West
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cryptocentrus sericus Herre, 1932

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Cryptocentrus sericus
[Ventral-barred shrimpgoby]
No picture found


 
Cryptocentrus shigensis
[Shige shrimpgoby]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Cryptocentrus strigilliceps (Jordan & Seale, 1906)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cryptocentrus strigilliceps
[Target shrimp goby]



Western Pacific

Cryptocentrus tentaculatus Hoese & Larson, 2004

Photo by Photo by Suzanne Horner
 
Cryptocentrus tentaculatus
[Tentacle shrimpgoby]
No picture found


 
Cryptocentrus wehrlei
[]



Western Pacific

Cryptocentrus yatsui Tomiyama, 1936

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Cryptocentrus yatsui
[]



36 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cryptocentrus albidorsus White-backed shrimpgoby Western Pacific 7.5 SL 1978
Cryptocentrus bulbiceps Bluelined shrimpgoby Western Pacific 1953
Cryptocentrus caeruleomaculatus Blue-speckled prawn-goby Indo-Pacific 10 SL 1933
Cryptocentrus caeruleopunctatus Harlequin prawn-goby Western Indian Ocean 13 TL 1830
Cryptocentrus callopterus Western Pacific 1945
Cryptocentrus cebuanus Cebu shrimpgoby Western Central Pacific 10 TL 1927
Cryptocentrus cinctus Yellow prawn-goby Western Pacific 10 SL 1936
Cryptocentrus cryptocentrus Ninebar prawn-goby Western Indian Ocean 13 TL 1837
Cryptocentrus cyanospilotus Bluespot shrimpgoby Western Pacific 4.1 SL 2011
Cryptocentrus cyanotaenia Lagoon shrimpgoby Western Central Pacific 12 TL 1853
Cryptocentrus diproctotaenia Western Pacific 1876
Cryptocentrus epakros Pointedfin shrimpgoby Western Pacific 5 SL 2015
Cryptocentrus fasciatus Y-bar shrimp goby Indo-West Pacific 14 TL 1867
Cryptocentrus flavus Northwest Pacific 1978
Cryptocentrus inexplicatus Inexplicable shrimpgoby Western Pacific 12 SL 1934
Cryptocentrus insignitus Signal goby Western Central Pacific. 1956
Cryptocentrus leonis Western Pacific 1931
Cryptocentrus leptocephalus Pink-speckled shrimpgoby Western Pacific 12 SL 1876
Cryptocentrus leucostictus Saddled prawn-goby Western Pacific. Reporte 7.5 SL 1872
Cryptocentrus lutheri Luther's prawn-goby Western Indian Ocean 11 TL 1960
Cryptocentrus malindiensis Western Indian Ocean 1959
Cryptocentrus maudae Maude's shrimpgoby Western Central Pacific. 10 SL 1937
Cryptocentrus melanopus Western Pacific 1860
Cryptocentrus multicinctus Multibarred shrimpgoby Western Pacific 9 SL 2011
Cryptocentrus nigrocellatus Blackspot shrimpgoby Northwest Pacific 13 TL 1978
Cryptocentrus niveatus Western Central Pacific. 1837
Cryptocentrus octofasciatus Blue-speckled prawn goby Indo-West Pacific 4.5 SL 1908
Cryptocentrus pavoninoides Peacock shrimpgoby Western Central Pacific 15 SL 1849
Cryptocentrus polyophthalmus Western Pacific 14 SL 1853
Cryptocentrus pretiosus Western Pacific. 1924
Cryptocentrus sericus Ventral-barred shrimpgoby East indian Ocean to West 10 TL 1932
Cryptocentrus shigensis Shige shrimpgoby Northwest Pacific 1956
Cryptocentrus strigilliceps Target shrimp goby Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1906
Cryptocentrus tentaculatus Tentacle shrimpgoby Western Pacific 2004
Cryptocentrus wehrlei Western Pacific 1937
Cryptocentrus yatsui Western Pacific 1936



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