Valenciennea strigata (Broussonet 1782),

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 292

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Valenciennea strigata (Broussonet 1782)


Valenciennea strigata (Broussonet 1782)  —Bluestreak goby

Status at New Ireland. New record based on specimens observed in Kavieng Lagoon by Jeff Kinch during ACIAR Aquarium Survey in 2013 (see Teitelbaum et al. 2013: 15, as V. strigatus  ); a video of a specimen taken in Senta Pass , east of New Hanover at 5–12 m depth, St. KR 114, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: South and East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Line, Society and Marquesas islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia, Lord Howe Island, and Tonga. Found in clear outer lagoon and seaward coral or rocky reefs, over hard bottoms as well as over sand and rubble; usually in pairs, hovering near their burrow, 0–24 m depth. Marine.