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Valenciennea limicola Hoese and Larson, 1994
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Valenciennea limicola, Mud goby
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Valenciennea limicola Hoese & Larson , 1994

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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 authors: Hoese & Larson .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

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

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

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

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   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 ).

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.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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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. (Ref. 8527 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Updated: 2020-09-19 22:23:02 gmt
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