New shrimp goby described


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Scientists reviewing the Amblyeleotris shrimp gobies of the Red Sea have named a new species first discovered in 1974.

Zeehan Jaafar and John Randall named it Amblyeleotris neglecta because it had taken so long to be described.

They said that the goby was first discovered in 15m /50’ deep waters over a sand bed along with patches of the invasive seagrass Halophila stipylacea and occasional small coral heads.

A. neglecta lives with a symbiotic alpheid shrimp, but this has not yet been collected or photographed.