Can you identify these symbiotic partners? Credit: Gary Bell/Oceanwide Images.

Hint: This pair was photographed in the wild off Bali, Indonesia. Both fish and invertebrate are often available to reefkeepers in the aquarium trade. Answer at bottom of page.

Read all about these fascinating reef species in the March/April CORAL, featuring a deep dive by author Scott W. Michael into the world of shrimp gobies and their commensal crustacean partners-in-survival.

CORAL Volume 18, Number 2, March/April 2021, arriving on or around February 23. Subscribe now and be sure to receive your personal copy of this much-anticipated issue.


SPECIES IDENTIFICATIONS: Flagtail Shrimp Goby (Amblyeleotris yanoi) and Randall’s Snapping Shrimp (Alpheus randalli). Bali, Indonesia. Photo © Gary Bell /

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