Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits sandy areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710, 48637). Occurs in pairs and use burrows as refuge. Monogamous (Ref. 52884). The burrow is shallow, only a few cm, and made under large pieces of rubble. May be found on dark volcanic sand such as those in the Philippines, Indonesia, and the northern Mariana Is. Also Ref. 58652.
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.
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Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius (Mascarenes) and Maldives east to Tonga and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 112; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 11 - 12
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Size

Maximum size: 170 mm NG
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Max. size

20.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637))
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Lives over moderately fine sands, and seems to be abundant in depths from 10 to 30 m; in sheltered areas in depths as shallow as 2 m. Occurs in pairs and use burrows as refuge. The burrow is shallow, only a few cm, and made under large pieces of rubble. May be found on dark volcanic sand such as those in the Philippines, Indonesia, and the northern Mariana Islands.
  • Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 30 m (Ref. 8527), usually 10 - 30 m (Ref. 8527)
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Depth range based on 29 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 12 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 2 - 37
  Temperature range (°C): 22.496 - 28.905
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.027 - 0.895
  Salinity (PPS): 32.613 - 35.552
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.130 - 5.079
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.073 - 0.359
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.906 - 5.009

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 2 - 37

Temperature range (°C): 22.496 - 28.905

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.027 - 0.895

Salinity (PPS): 32.613 - 35.552

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.130 - 5.079

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.073 - 0.359

Silicate (umol/l): 0.906 - 5.009
 
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Depth: 2 - 30m.
From 2 to 30 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated. Maiden goby.  (Tomiyama, 1956)  Attains 14 cm. White with diagonal orange-yellow bars or elongate spots on back ( with small fainter dots between ) and an orange-yellow band faintly edged in pale blue on side of body ( which may contain more intense spots of orange ); oblong pale blue spots on cheek and opercle. Caudal fin rounded, it's length approximately length of the head. Builds a burrow in sand under rocks by transporting mouthfuls of sand out of it's burrow. East Africa, Red Sea to Samoa and Marshall Islands.
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits sandy areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Occurs in pairs and use burrows as refuge. The burrow is shallow, only a few cm, and made under large pieces of rubble. May be found on dark volcanic sand such as those in the Philippines, Indonesia, and the northern Mariana Is.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Valenciennea puellaris

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 8
Specimens with Barcodes: 13
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Valenciennea puellaris

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 8 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

CCTCTATTTAGTATTTGGTGCCTGGGCCGGGATGGTAGGAACTGCATTAAGCCTGCTAATTCGAGCTGAGCTAAGCCAACCCGGGGCATTACTCGGCGATGACCAAATTTATAATGTAATCGTTACTGCGCATGCATTCGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTGATGCCAATCATGATTGGCGGCTTTGGAAATTGACTAATTCCCCTAATGATCGGAGCCCCCGATATGGCCTTTCCTCGAATGAACAATATGAGCTTCTGACTTCTACCCCCTTCTTTCCTACTACTCCTGGCCTCTTCCGGAGTTGAAGCTGGGGCTGGTACAGGATGAACCGTCTATCCCCCTCTTGCCGGGAATCTGGCCCATGCAGGAGCTTCCGTGGATCTTACCATCTTCTCCCTTCATTTAGCAGGTATCTCATCGATTCTTGGCGCAATTAACTTCATTACTACAATTTTAAATATGAAGCCCCCCGCTATTTCCCAGTATCAAACCCCTCTATTTGTGTGGGCAGTATTAATTACTGCCGTCCTTCTCCTTCTATCTCTCCCTGTACTTGCCGCCGGCATTACAATGCTTCTTACAGACCGAAACCTTAACACTACATTTTTCGACCCTGCAGGAGGGGGGGACCCAATCCTTTATCAACACCTA
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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Wikipedia

Valenciennea puellaris

Valenciennea puellaris, the Orange-spotted sleeper-goby, Orange-dashed goby, or Maiden goby, is a species of goby native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. It inhabits lagoons and outer reefs where it occurs on sandy substrates with larger pieces of rubble to burrow under. It can reach a length of 20 centimetres (7.9 in) SL. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Valenciennea puellaris" in FishBase. June 2013 version.
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