Blueband goby

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Author: Leonard Low from Australia

The Blueband goby lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 25 m , usually 1 - 6 m environment.

Golden-headed Sleeper Goby, Blueband Goby, or Pennant Glider are found throughout the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. (They are technically no longer classified as a "sleeper" goby, which is the family Eleotridae). More

The Blueband Goby is a small species that occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific region. It can be recognised by its colouration. More

A Blueband Goby at a depth of 8 m, Osprey Reef, Coral Sea, December 2000. More

instance, the blueband goby (Valenciennia strigata) is eaten by a variety of predators, including the venomous coneshell. More

Blueband goby and its relatives in the genus Valenciennea are among the larger species. They grow to a length of about 10-18 cm. More

Common names

'O'opu in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Akahachihaze in Japanese (日本語)
Bia in Tagalog
Bloso in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Blue-streak goby in English
Blueband goby in English
Golden-head sleeper-goby in English
Goldstirn-Sandgrundel in German (Deutsch)
Mannunni in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Mano'o-sina in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Marupayt in Tagbanwa Calamian
Paku in Tagbanwa Calamian
Pennant glider in English
Sarangan in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Talingkuk in Tagbanwa Calamian
Vlag-swerwer in Afrikaans
Watchman goby in English
മണ്ണുണ്ണി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
മന്നുണ്ണി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
丝条凡塘鳢 in Mandarin Chinese
丝条美塘鳢 in Mandarin Chinese
紅帶塘鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
絲條凡塘鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
絲條美塘鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
红带塘鳢 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Gobiidae
Genus : Valenciennea
Species : Valenciennea strigata
Authority : Broussonet, 1782