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Valenciennea wardii (Playfair, 1867)

Ward's sleeper

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 in India Distribution elsewhere
Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean Red Sea, East Africa, south to northern Australia., Madagascar east to New Caledonia and north to southern Japan.
Eleotris wardii Playfair, 1867
Valenciennea wardi (Playfair, 1867)
Calleleotris wardi (Playfair, 1867)
Eleotroides wardi (Playfair, 1867)
Valencienna wardii (Playfair, 1867)
Eleotris ellioti Day, 1888
Valenciennea phaeochalina Tanaka, 1917
Valenciennea nigromaculata Herre, 1932
Type specimen
Valenciennea wardii (Playfair, 1867) wardii, Eleotris Playfair [R. L.] in Playfair & G√ľnther 1867:73, Pl. 9 (fig. 3) [The fishes of Zanzibar] Zanzibar, Tanzania, western Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1867.3.7.510. Synonym: Valenciennea wardii (Playfair, 1867), Eleotris wardii Playfair, 1867, Valenciennea wardi (Playfair, 1867), Calleleotris wardi (Playfair, 1867), Eleotroides wardi (Playfair, 1867), Valencienna wardii (Playfair, 1867), Eleotris ellioti Day, 1888, Valenciennea phaeochalina Tanaka, 1917, Valenciennea nigromaculata Herre, 1932.  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
2 pale grey to whitish body color with three brown bars on side; blue-white band below eye; first dorsal fin with ocellated black spot; presence of narrow dark brown saddles below anterior part of second dorsal fin and dorsally on caudal peduncle; brown wit