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    Species: Valenciennea strigata
    Class: C
    Synonyms: Eleotriodes strigatus, Gobiomorus taiboa, Gobius strigatus, Valenciennea strigata arcusbranchiae
    Environment: Reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 25 m (Ref. 48637 ), usually 1 - 6 m (Ref. 8527 )
    Size/Weight/Age: Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2798 ); max. reported age: 1 years (Ref. 56281 )
    Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Sydney, Australia, including Lord Howe Island.
    Description: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17 - 19; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 16 - 19. Curved bar from below eye to opercle (Ref. 2798 ).
    Biology: Common in clear outer lagoon and seaward reefs, over hard bottoms as well as over sand and rubble. Typical along reef-crests in depths of 1-6 m, but has also been collected from depths of 24 m. Usually seen in pairs, hovering near their burrow. Monogamous (Ref. 52884, 48637). Feeds on small benthic invertebrates, fishes, and fish eggs by sifting mouthfuls of sand.
    Data Sheet: http://fishbase.us/summary/Valenciennea-strigata.html
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Valenciennea strigata
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