Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in areas of fine sand and shallow lagoon reefs at depths less than 3 m, rarely at depths greater than 6 m. Adults usually in pairs, constructing burrows under rubble. Monogamous (Ref. 52884, 48637). Feeds on small invertebrates (e.g. copepods, amphipods, ostracods, nematodes, and foraminiferans) by sifting mouthfuls of sand.
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific.
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 150 mm TL
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Max. size

18.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 30 m (Ref. 27115), usually ? - 6 m (Ref. 8527)
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Depth range based on 19 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 13 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.15 - 8.5
  Temperature range (°C): 25.819 - 28.954
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.094 - 0.423
  Salinity (PPS): 33.507 - 35.347
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.525 - 4.684
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.113 - 0.247
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.888 - 3.382

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.15 - 8.5

Temperature range (°C): 25.819 - 28.954

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.094 - 0.423

Salinity (PPS): 33.507 - 35.347

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.525 - 4.684

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.113 - 0.247

Silicate (umol/l): 0.888 - 3.382
 
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Depth: 2 - 30m.
From 2 to 30 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Constructs burrows in the sand (Ref. 6110).
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

After spawning, a paired female constructs a mound on the burrow made up of dead coral fragments while the male watches over the eggs in the burrow (Ref. 85149). The mound promotes water-exchange in the burrow which helps the male in tending the eggs (Ref. 85149). The amount of female parental investment is displayed by the height of the constructed mound (Ref. 85149). Consequently, larger females build higher mounds which affects male mating preference (Ref. 85149).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Valenciennea longipinnis

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


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.   Below is the 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.  Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

GGTGCCTGNGCCGGAATAGTTGGTACTGCACTGAGCCTACTAATTCGAGCCGAGCTCAGCCAACCCGGGGCACTGCTCGGTGACGACCAAATTTACAACGTTATTGTTACTGCCCACGCATTTGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTAATGCCGATCATGATTGGAGGCTTCGGGAACTGACTAATTCCTCTAATGATTGGGGCCCCGGACATGGCCTTTCCTCGGATAAATAATATGAGCTTCTGGCTCCTGCCCCCCTCTTTCCTTCTACTCCTAGCTTCTTCGGGAGTTGAGGCCGGGGCTGGAACAGGGTGAACTGTCTACCCCCCTTTAGCAGGAAACCTGGCCCACGCCGGAGCTTCCGTAGACCTAACCATTTTCTCCCTTCATTTAGCGGGGATTTCATCAATTTTAGGTGCAATCAATTTTATTACAACTATTCTAAATATAAAACCTCCTGCTATTTCACAGTACCAAACTCCACTATTCGTATGAGCAGTCCTAATCACTGCCGTCCTGCTCCTTCTTTCGCTTCCGGTACTTGCCGCGGGCATTACGATGCTTCTTACGGACCGAAACCTTAACACTACTTTCTTTGATCCTGCAGGGGGAGGANACCCAATCCTTTACCAACATCTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Valenciennea longipinnis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial; price category: very high; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family
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Wikipedia

Valenciennea longipinnis

Valenciennea longipinnis, the Long-finned goby, is a species of goby native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean where it can be found in lagoons and areas with substrates of fine sand at depths of mostly less than 3 metres (9.8 ft), occasionally down to 6 metres (20 ft) and rarely deeper than that. This species can reach a length of 18 centimetres (7.1 in) SL. It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries and can also be found in the aquarium trade.[1]

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References[edit]

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


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