Teleostei (teleosts) > 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 author: Valenciennes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 25 m (Ref. 89908). Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115); 30°N - 15°S
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea, Persian Gulf and East Africa to Samoa; north to Yaeyama Islands, Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland, Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)
Inhabits silty or sandy areas of lagoons and bays (Ref. 9710, 48637). Usually in pairs and lives in a burrow under rocks. Commonly seen in aggregations over large areas in lagoons of atolls. Monogamous (Ref. 52884).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Monogamous mating is observed as both obligate and social (Ref. 52884).
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. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 26.9 - 29.3, mean 28.7 °C (based on 2715 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00469 - 0.02234), b=3.02 (2.84 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 96.2 [52.2, 181.8] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.749 [0.396, 1.333] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.5 [16.5, 20.1] % ; Omega3 = 0.138 [0.067, 0.227] g/100g ; Selenium = 22.8 [13.0, 42.6] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 114 [32, 345] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.79 [1.24, 2.59] mg/100g (wet weight);