Valenciennea helsdingeniiBlacklined Glidergoby | Black-lined Sleeper Goby | Railway Glider | Twostripe Goby
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Two distinct black/reddish stripes from tip of snout down onto extended filaments on upper and lower tail lobes. Large black patch on rear of 1st dorsal fin. Lives in a burrow in sand near reefs, glides low down over the sand. Feeds by filtering small marine animals from mouthfuls of sand.
Max Size: 25 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 15.4-31.3°C
Depth: 1-45 m
Habitat Generalization Index: N/A
Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.
Conservation and Rarity
IUCN Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Rare (0.7% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland