Maiden goby

The Maiden goby lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 2 - 30 m , usually 10 - 30 m environment.

The Maiden Goby is a cream/white colored fish with several lateral rows of orange spots along it's entire body. It also has several lateral rows of iridescent blue spots from the pectoral fins to the mouth. It's underside is a plain cream/white color. More

This fish is known as Maiden Goby and the correct latin name is Valenciennea Puellaris. It belongs to the Goby family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e) Character and suggestions regarding care A peaceful fish. More

Prawn or Maiden Goby, it can grow to around 6 inches, making itself a useful cleaner. The Diamond Goby is a long-lived aquarium inhabitant whose only downside is a tendency to be aggressive toward its own kind. More

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Common names

Bagtis in Visayan
Bakuli in Tagalog
Bala in Ilokano
Biya in Tagalog
Borod in Visayan
Bunak in Visayan
Eleotris taché d'orange in French (français)
Maiden goby in English
Maiden-Schläfergrundel in German (Deutsch)
Mano'o-sina in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Orange-dashed goby in English
Orange-spotted sleeper-goby in English
Otomehaze in Japanese (日本語)
Paku in Tagbanwa Calamian
Palo in Visayan
Rumbeb in Ilokano
Talingkuk in Tagbanwa Calamian
Tambo-tambo in Visayan
Tambud butobuto in Other
大鱗凡塘鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
大鱗美塘鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
大鳞凡塘鳢 in Mandarin Chinese
大鳞美塘鳢 in Mandarin Chinese
点带塘鳢 in Mandarin Chinese
點帶塘鱧 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Gobiidae
Genus : Valenciennea
Species : Valenciennea puellaris
Authority : Tomiyama, 1956