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Valenciennea limicola  Hoese & Larson, 1994

Mud goby
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

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);  limicola: Species name from the Latin, 'limus' meaning mud and 'cola' meaning dweller, referring to its mud habitat..   More on author: Hoese, Larson.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 5 - 30 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8527)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-17; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 16 - 17. Characterized by pale grey body color; side of snout with blue-green stripe, continued below eye and along middle of side to caudal fin and bordered by pair of orange stripes; without filamentous dorsal spines; rhomboid caudal fin, longer than head; length of caudal fin 3.0 in SL; longitudinal scale series 65-75; ctenoid body scales, becoming cycloid anteriorly below first dorsal fin and on midline of abdomen; head and midline of nape without scales; scales on side of nape extending forward to above middle of operculum; base of pectoral fin with patch of scales in adult; usually scaled prepelvic are in adult; depth of body 5.0-6.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).

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Western Pacific: known only from Thailand and Fiji. Recorded from Bali, Indonesia (Ref. 47567).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Solitary or in pairs, inhabits sand or mud bottoms of coastal reefs in 5-30 m (Ref. 90102). Collected from the turbid silty mud bottom off a river mouth.

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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)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-2.41000 (nan - nan), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.