Blacklined Glidergoby, Valenciennea helsdingenii (Bleeker 1858)


Other Names: Blacklined Glider Goby, Black-lined Sleeper Goby, Black-lined Sleeper-Goby, Railway Glider, Railway Sleeper Goby, Twostripe Goby

A Blacklined Glidergoby, Valenciennea helsdingenii, at North Stradbroke Island, Queensland. Source: Rick Stuart-Smith / Reef Life Survey. License: CC BY Attribution

Summary:

A pale brownish-grey glidergoby becoming pale greyish to whitish below with two black to reddish or brownish-orange stripes along the side and a large black blotch on the first dorsal fin. Adults have two elongate caudal-fin filaments.

Video of a pair of Blacklined Glidergobies filmed at Kashiwajima, Kochi, Japan.


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Bray, D.J. 2018, Valenciennea helsdingenii in Fishes of Australia, accessed 18 Oct 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/173

Blacklined Glidergoby, Valenciennea helsdingenii (Bleeker 1858)

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Distribution

Recorded in Australian waters from Northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, to Shellharbour, New South Wales. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific, from the Red Sea and East Africa to Indonesia and Japan to the Great Barrier Reef.

Usually seen in pairs over sandy, silty and mixed sand and rubble bottoms on outer reefs, coastal bays, rocky drop-offs and reef lagoons. Juveniles usually prefer rocky areas in clear estuaries. Constructs mounded burrows.

Colour

A pale brownish-grey glidergoby becoming pale greyish to whitish below with two black to reddish or brownish-orange stripes from head to tail tip;
A large black blotch on first dorsal fin;
Adults with two elongate caudal-fin filaments, caudal fin rounded in juveniles.

Feeding

Feeds on small invertebrates sifted from mouthfuls of substrate.

Biology

Forms monogamous pairs.

Species Citation

Eleotriodes helsdingenii Bleeker 1858, Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië 15: 212. Type locality: Goram Island.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Blacklined Glidergoby, Valenciennea helsdingenii (Bleeker 1858)

References


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Allen, G.R. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21.

Bleeker, P. 1858. Bijdrage tot de kennis der vischfauna van den Goram-Archipel. Natuurwetenschappelijk Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië 15: 197-218.

Bleeker, P. 1877. Révision des espèces insulindiennes de la famille des Eleotriformes. Verslagen en Mededeelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen (Afdeeling Natuurjunde). Amsterdam 2 11: 13-110

Clark E, Stoll MJ, Alburn TK, Petzold R (2000) Mound-building and feeding behavior of twostripe goby, Valencienna helsdingenii, in the south Red sea. Environmental Biology of Fishes 57: 131–141. doi: 10.1023/A:1007648611429

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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37428280

Behaviour:Constructs burrows

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1-45 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated, sandy areas

Max Size:9 cm TL

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