The Yellow Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus) is a tropical goby species that lives in small sandy burrows with alpheid shrimps. It can be found in the warm tropical waters of the Western Pacific and has been found in the Yaeyama Islands, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, the Great Barrier Reef; Palau and Micronesia. There are two colour phases to this species with one being yellow and the other with a whitish coloured body. Both colour variations have 4-5 dusky bars along the side (however the bars are very faint in yellow fish) and fine pale blue spots around the head region. This species can be found on sandy and silty bottoms of shallow lagoons and protected bays. The Yellow Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus) grows to a maximum length of approximately 7.5cm.