Decorated Glidergoby, Valenciennea decora Hoese & Larson 1994


Other Names: Decora Goby, Orange-banded Sleeper

A Decorated Glidergoby, Valenciennea decora, in the Solitary Islands. Source: Ian Shaw / Reef Life Survey. License: CC BY Attribution

Summary:

A glidergoby with a series of yellow cross bars on the body and a yellow stripe along the lower sides, blue spots on the head, blue stripes below the eye, and a large black blotch on the first dorsal fin. 

Glidergobies seek refuge in shallow burrows.


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Bray, D.J. 2019, Valenciennea decora in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Jul 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4174

Decorated Glidergoby, Valenciennea decora Hoese & Larson 1994

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Distribution

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland and reefs in the Coral Sea, to the Solitary Islands, New South Wales. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, south-west Pacific (New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga).

Etymology

The specific name decora is from the Latin decorus meaning 'adorned' or 'elegant', in reference to the beautiful colour pattern of this species.

Species Citation

Valenciennea decora Hoese & Larson, 1994, Indo-Pacific Fishes 23: 18, fig. 2, pls 1C, 1D, 5B.Type locality: One Tree Island, Capricorn Group, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Decorated Glidergoby, Valenciennea decora Hoese & Larson 1994

References


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls.

Hoese, D.F. & Larson, H.K. 1994. Revision of the Indo-Pacific gobiid fish genus Valenciennea, with descriptions of seven new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes 23: 1-71 11 figs, 6 pls

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls. [219, as Valenciennea sp 3]

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Russell, B.C. 1983. Annotated checklist of the coral reef fishes in the Capricorn-Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 1: 1-184 figs 1-2 [139, as Valenciennea sp 2] 

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37428326

Behaviour:Burrowing

Depth:2-33 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated, sandy areas

Max Size:12 cm

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