Valenciennea decora, North Solitary Island, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Valenciennea decora, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Pale goby with gold bars on body connected by a gold stripe along bottom, black tip on first dorsal fin, and blue spots and dashes on head. Glides low down over the sand, retreating to burrows when approached. Black spot on 1st dorsal fin.
Max Size: 13 cm
Depth: 2-33 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (5% 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 (2 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