Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Valenciennea: From Achille Valenciennes 1794-1865; he worked with Duméril, Cuvier and Lacepède since 1815; malacologist, author of a "Histoire naturelle des poissons" (Ref. 45335). More on author: Hoese, Larson.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 12 - 35 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8527)
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 14 - 15. Characterized by pale grey body color with yellowish snout; 2-3 blue stripes on cheek; dorsal fin with yellow filaments; adult male has black throat and mouth; second to fourth dorsal spines produced into prolonged filaments in adult; rhomboid caudal fin; caudal length 2.8-3.4 in SL; longitudinal scale series 76-81; ctenoid body scales except cycloid on abdomen; head or midline of nape without scales; cycloid scales extending forward on side of nape to above middle of operculum in adult; scaled pectoral fin base and prepelvic area; depth of body 4.7-5.1 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Western Pacific: Okinawa, Japan and the Philippines.
Occurs in areas with rubble, rock and sand bottoms of coastal reefs in 12-35 m. Solitary or in pairs (Ref. 90102). Feeds on small invertebrates particularly copepods.
Hoese, D.F. and H.K. Larson, 1994. Revision of the Indo-Pacific gobiid fish genus Valenciennea, with descriptions of seven new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (23):71 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00161 - 0.01081), b=3.13 (2.91 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .