Valenciennea immaculata

Immaculate Glidergoby | Immaculate Goby | Kuiter's Goby | Red-lined Sleeper | Red-lined Sleepergoby
Valenciennea immaculata
Valenciennea immaculata, adult, Port Stephens, NSW, Photo: Ian Shaw
Valenciennea immaculata
Valenciennea immaculata, adult, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Valenciennea immaculata
Valenciennea immaculata, Small juvenile, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Valenciennea immaculata
Valenciennea immaculata
Valenciennea immaculata


Temperate Australasia, Temperate northern Pacific, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Two blue-edged brown stripes from snout to tail, joining into a single extended filament from the middle of the tail, with a white stripe in between on body. Inhabits burrows in areas of sheltered sand and seagrass.


Max Size: 13 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19-29.8°C

Depth: 1-30 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: Infrequent (1.8% 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 (3 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