Valenciennea strigata, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Valenciennea strigata, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Valenciennea strigata, Juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
Habitat Generalisation Index: 12.9
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
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (9% 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