Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > 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 authors: Hoese & Larson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 12 - 35 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Okinawa, Japan and the Philippines.
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).
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.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. (Ref. 8527)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.1 - 29.1, mean 28.1 °C (based on 58 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .