Valenciennea puellaris

Orange-spotted sleeper goby | Maiden Goby | Orange Dashed Goby | Orangespotted Glidergoby
Valenciennea puellaris
Valenciennea puellaris, adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Valenciennea puellaris
Valenciennea puellaris, juvenile, Gulf of Carpentaria, NT, Photo: Andrew Green
Valenciennea puellaris
Valenciennea puellaris, adult, Gulf of Carpentaria, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
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Valenciennea puellaris
Valenciennea puellaris
Valenciennea puellaris


Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Bright gold/orange dots and dashes on side and light blue spots on head. Gold eye.


Max Size: 20 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 24.1-30.7°C

Depth: 2-84 m

Habitat Generalization Index: 1.1

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 (2.6% 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: Few (4 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