Valenciennea puellaris, Maiden goby : aquarium

Valenciennea puellaris (Tomiyama, 1956)

Maiden goby
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> Gobiiformes (Gobies) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Valenciennea: From Achille Valenciennes 1794-1865; he worked with Duméril, Cuvier and Lacepède since 1815; malacologist, author of a "Histoire naturelle des poissons" (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecología

; marino asociado a arrecife; rango de profundidad 2 - 84 m (Ref. 86942), usually 10 - 30 m (Ref. 8527).   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 27115); 32°N - 24°S

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 7; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 112; Espinas anales 1; Radios blandos anales: 11 - 12. Characterized by 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 stripe across lower head, cheeks with blue markings and orange bars on side connected to pale orange stripe on lower half; third dorsal spine, longest, filamentous in juveniles under 40 mm SL; rounded caudal fin, 3.0-4.2 in SL; longitudinal scale series 79-91; ctenoid body scales, becoming cycloid anteriorly before first dorsal fin, on lower side, and midline of abdomen; head or midline of nape without scales; side of nape with scales extending forward to above middle of operculum; scaleless pectoral fin base; partly to fully scaled prepelvic area; depth of body 4.8-6.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Inhabits sandy areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710, 48637). Occurs in pairs and use burrows as refuge. Monogamous (Ref. 52884). The burrow is shallow, only a few cm, and made under large pieces of rubble. May be found on dark volcanic sand such as those in the Philippines, Indonesia, and the northern Mariana Is. Also Ref. 58652.

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Monogamous mating is observed as both obligate and social (Ref. 52884).

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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)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 11 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Acuario: Comercial
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.5 - 29, mean 28 °C (based on 842 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00454 - 0.02011), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Medio, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo de 1.4-4.4 años (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 69.7 [38.5, 128.1] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.665 [0.371, 1.126] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.5 [16.8, 20.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.14 [0.07, 0.22] g/100g ; Selenium = 30.7 [16.9, 52.7] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 82.1 [24.6, 234.6] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.54 [0.97, 2.28] mg/100g (wet weight);