Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits sandy areas.
  • 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)
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Distribution

Western Pacific: Australia, New Caledonia, and Fiji. Recently reported from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
  • 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)
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Southwestern Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 113 mm SL
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Max. size

11.3 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 8527))
  • 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)
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Type Information

Paratype for Valenciennea decora Hoese & Larson
Catalog Number: USNM 265788
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): G. Anderson
Year Collected: 1974
Locality: One Tree Island, Queensland., One Tree Island, Capricorn Group, Queensland, Australia, Pacific
Depth (m): 20 to 20
  • Paratype: Hoese, D. F. & Larson, H. K. 1994. Indo-Pacific Fishes. No. 23: 18.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 33 m
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Depth range based on 7 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 7 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 9.1 - 20
  Temperature range (°C): 24.634 - 27.471
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.188 - 0.572
  Salinity (PPS): 35.000 - 35.437
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.626 - 4.818
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.108 - 0.153
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.636 - 1.225

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 9.1 - 20

Temperature range (°C): 24.634 - 27.471

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.188 - 0.572

Salinity (PPS): 35.000 - 35.437

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.626 - 4.818

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.108 - 0.153

Silicate (umol/l): 0.636 - 1.225
 
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Depth: 2 - 33m.
From 2 to 33 meters.

Habitat: demersal. Inhabits sandy areas.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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