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The following predators have been documented to prey on shrimp gobies:

  • Lizardfish (Photo Documentation above Unknown Photographer)
  • Sand Perch
  • Hammerhead shark pups
  • Goatfish
  • Jacks (Caranjids)

Click here to see a study done on Predators of Gobies in Hawai'i.

Probably the most interesting predatory aspects is that of the Lizardfish / Goby interaction. The lizardfish that prey on gobies are not much larger than the food they eat. In fact, I have seen a 5 cm lizardfish eating a 3 cm Hawaiian Shrimp Goby! Thats pretty impressive.