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Valenciennea puellaris (Tomiyama, 1956)

Maiden goby

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Gobiidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Least Concern (LC)
Distribution
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Andaman Red Sea to Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.
Andaman. Red Sea to Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.
Synonyms
Eleotriodes puellaris Tomiyama, 1956
Eleotrioides puellaris Tomiyama, 1956
Valencienea puellaris (Tomiyama, 1956)
Valencienna puellaris (Tomiyama, 1956)
Type specimen
Valenciennea puellaris (Tomiyama, 1956) puellaris, Eleotriodes Tomiyama [I.] in Tomiyama & Abe 1956:1136, Pl. 224 (fig. 575) [Figures and descriptions of the fishes of Japan (a continuation of Dr. Shigeho Tanaka's work). v. 55] Kiragawa, K?chi Prefecture, Japan. Holotype (unique): ZUMT 18924. Synonym: Valenciennea puellaris (Tomiyama, 1956) Eleotriodes puellaris Tomiyama, 1956, Eleotrioides puellaris Tomiyama, 1956, Valencienea puellaris (Tomiyama, 1956), Valencienna puellaris (Tomiyama, 1956).  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 pale grey body color for Pacific fish with row of large orange spots on side, a series of dash-like markings below, smaller orange spots on back and blue to whitish streaks or spots on head; Indian Ocean fish with pale blue-grey body color with orange str
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