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Valenciennea strigata (Broussonet, 1782)

Blueband Goby

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Gobiidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Not Evaluated
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Laccadive East Africa to Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Sydney, Australia, including Lord Howe Island.
Laccadive. East Africa to Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, Lord Howe Island and south to Sydney, Australia.
Gobius strigatus Broussonet, 1782
Eleotriodes strigatus (Broussonet, 1782)
Valencienea strigata (Broussonet, 1782)
Valencienna strigata (Broussonet, 1782)
Valenciennea strigatus (Broussonet, 1782)
Gobiomorus taiboa Lacep├Ęde, 1800
Valenciennea strigata arcusbranchiae Fowler, 1946
Type specimen
Valenciennea strigata (Broussonet, 1782) strigatus, Gobius Broussonet [P. M. A.] (ex Forster) 1782:[11], Pl. [1] [Ichthyologia, sistens piscium descriptiones et icones. Decas I.] Oceanus pacificus prope Insulam Otaheite [Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, South Pacific]. Lectotype: Mus. Britannic [now BMNH] (apparently lost). Synonym: Valenciennea strigata (Broussonet, 1782), Gobius strigatus Broussonet, 1782, Eleotriodes strigatus (Broussonet, 1782), Valencienea strigata (Broussonet, 1782), Valencienna strigata (Broussonet, 1782), Valenciennea strigatus (Broussonet, 1782), Gobiomorus taiboa Lacep├Ęde, 1800, Valenciennea strigata arcusbranchiae Fowler, 1946.  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 pale grey body color; yellowish head; bluish curved bar from below eye to opercle; thin bluish white bar on pectoral fin base; second to fourth dorsal spines prolonged as filaments in fish larger than about 4.5 cm; rounded caudal fin, longer than head. ct D1. VI; D2. I, 17; A. I, 17; P. 21; V. I, 5. Llat. about 110; Ltr. 35.