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Fishbase profile : The Inexplicable Shrimpgoby

The Inexplicable Shrimpgoby (Cryptocentrus inexplicatus) was named as such by the American ichthyologist (fish studier) and lichenologist (lichen studier) Albert William Christian Theodore Herre c. 1934.

It’s one of more than 33,000 fish species listed by the online resource Fishbase – A Global Information System on Fishes (a branch of the Philippines-based Q-quatics group).

It’s not immediately obvious why the Inexplicable Shrimpgoby is (or was) inexplicable, In other words, at first glance at least, its inexplicableness appears to be unexplained.

BONUS : Sneaking behaviour in the dusky frillgoby Bathygobius fuscus

The CC photo is courtesy John E. Randall at Fishbase

Research research by Martin Gardiner

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