Valenciennea alleni Hoese & Larson, 1994
Allen's glidergoby
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  7.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 9 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: known only from northern Australia, from Shark Bay, Western Australia to Decapolis Reef, Queensland.
Biology:  Inhabits very silty to muddy sand patches near rocks and corals. Occurs only in turbid near-shore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. Feeds on small invertebrates, particularly copepods by sifting sand.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 04.01.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 30.09.13
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 30.01.95

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