Valenciennea muralis

Mural Glidergoby | Mural Goby | Mural Sleeper | Mural Sleepergoby | Striped Goby | Striped Sleepergoby
Valenciennea muralis
Valenciennea muralis, WA, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Valenciennea muralis
Valenciennea muralis, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Valenciennea muralis
Valenciennea muralis, Gulf of Carpentaria, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
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Valenciennea muralis, Dampier, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
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Valenciennea muralis
Valenciennea muralis
Valenciennea muralis
Valenciennea muralis


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Black spot with white upper edge on rear of 1st dorsal fin. Has narrow stripes on upper side, unlike V. helsdingenii, and 2 main stripes along the side do not continue onto tail filaments.


Max Size: 16 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 22.1-31.8°C

Depth: 1-15 m

Habitat Generalization Index: 7.54

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: Frequent (14.6% 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: Several (9 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