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Didogobius amicuscaridis


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lexID:
3953 
Scientific:
Didogobius amicuscaridis 
German:
Partnergrundel 
English:
shrimp goby 
Category:
Kutlinger 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Gobiidae (Family) > Didogobius (Genus) > amicuscaridis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Schliewen & Kovacic, 2008 
Occurrence:
Atlanderhavet, Øst 
Size:
3 cm - 4 cm 
Temperature:
26°C - 28°C 
Food:
Artemia, Cyclops, Frossenmat , Mysis, Plankton 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Vanskelig 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2011-12-09 00:43:27 

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This unusual goby has been discovered by Peter Wirtz on São Tomé. A characteristic of this animal is that it is unique in behavioral biology. It's symbiotic relationship with the shrimp lobster Axiopsis serratifrons serves as a model of how the symbiosis between shrimp gobies and pistol shrimp has developed.

Didogobius amicuscaridis and its partnering shrimp lobster do live in symbiosis, they do not, however, show the same tight relationship as shrimp gobies and pistol shrimp (e.g. they are not constantly in touch via the shrimps' antennae).

This species also owes its name to this distinctive characteristic: "amicus caridis" means "lobster friend".

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