Occurs over fine, silty or muddy sand bottoms, Ref. 48637. Sifts large mouthfuls of sand to feed and dig its own burrow.
- 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) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=8527&speccode=12606