Valenciennea strigata

Blue-band glidergoby | Blueband Goby | Golden-head Sleeper Goby | Pennant Glider | Watchman Goby | Valencienna strigata
Valenciennea strigata
Valenciennea strigata, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Valenciennea strigata
Valenciennea strigata, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Valenciennea strigata
Valenciennea strigata, juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Valenciennea strigata
Valenciennea strigata
Valenciennea strigata


Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Pale body, gold forehead, cheek and eye. Dark-edged blue stripe on head and similar oblique marks on operculum and pectoral fin base.


Max Size: 18 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-31.2°C

Depth: 1-25 m

Habitat Generalization Index: 12.89

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 (10.1% 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