Golden-head sleeper goby

Valenciennea strigata

''Valenciennea strigata'' is a species of fish in the family Gobiidae, the gobies. Its common names include the blueband goby, golden-head sleeper goby, and pennant glider. It is native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean where it can be found in outer lagoons and the seaward side of reefs It inhabits a variety of substrates, sand, rubble, hard, at depths of from 1 to 25 metres ). This species can reach a length of 18 centimetres TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.
Status: Not evaluated
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilyGobiidae
GenusValenciennea
SpeciesV. strigata
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Maldives