Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Collected from sandy reef slope at a depth of 26 m. Associated with burrowing alpheid prawns (Ref. 26237).
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Distribution

Range Description

Amblyeleotris callopareia is only known from the proximity of Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef.
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Western Pacific: known only from the Great Barrier Reef , Australia.
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Australia.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 78 mm SL
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Max. size

7.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 26237))
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Specimens of Amblyeleotris callopareia have been collected from sandy reef slopes. This species shares burrows with the alpheid shrimp. The shrimp excavates and maintains the burrow, while A. callopareia acts as lookout for predators. The holotype of this species was found at a depth of 26 m.

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

demersal; marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Acero, A., Jaafar, Z., Murdy, E. & Van Tassell, J.

Reviewer/s
Collen, B., Richman, N., Beresford, A., Chenery, A. & Ram, M.

Contributor/s
De Silva, R., Milligan, H., Lutz, M., Batchelor, A., Jopling, B., Kemp, K., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Smith, J. & Livingston, F.

Justification
Amblyeleotris callopareia has been assessed as Data Deficient due to the lack of population and distribution data available, and uncertainty as to whether this species is being impacted by threat processes. Amblyeleotris callopareia has a symbiotic relationship with the alpheid shrimp and therefore further research into any threats that either of these species are facing should be carried out before a more accurate conservation assessment can be made.
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Population

Population
There is no population information available for Amblyeleotris callopareia.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
It is unknown whether Amblyeleotris callopareia is being impacted by any major threat processes. Its range as currently known falls within the Great Barrier Reef marine reserve, meaning its habitat is not under serious threat at present.
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Data deficient (DD)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place for Amblyeleotris callopareia. However, the distribution of this species falls within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Further research on the distribution, abundance and potential threats for this species is needed.
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