Valenciennea alleni Hoese & Larson, 1994
Allen's glidergoby
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  7.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 9 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: known only from northern Australia, from Shark Bay, Western Australia to Decapolis Reef, Queensland.
Biology:  Inhabits very silty to muddy sand patches near rocks and corals. Occurs only in turbid near-shore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. Feeds on small invertebrates, particularly copepods by sifting sand.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 27 August 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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