Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Valenciennea: From Achille Valenciennes 1794-1865; he worked with Duméril, Cuvier and Lacepède since 1815; malacologist, author of a "Histoire naturelle des poissons" (Ref. 45335); yanoi: Named for Mr. Korechika Yano, who first discovered the new species and photographed it underwater; noun in the genitive case.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 13 - 20 m (Ref. 123074), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Palau.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123074)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12. This species is distinguished by the following characters: low rounded first dorsal fin, no black spot on dorsal fin, D2 12; A 12; caudal-fin rounded with a slight extension of the 4th ray; snout without a black spot and yellow stripe; upper part of eye without a black spot; lateral side of head with three narrow vivid sky-blue stripes; body with two broad orange and yellow stripes reaching to rear margin of caudal fin (Ref. 123074).
Found on sand or mud bottoms of bays and inlets (Ref. 123074).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Suzuki, T., H. Senou and J.E. Randall, 2016. Valenciennea yanoi, a new gobiid fish from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 21:1-9. (Ref. 123074)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .