Valenciennea yanoi Suzuki, Senou & Randall, 2016
photo by Greenfield, J.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  5.42 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 13 - 20 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Palau.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 12-12. 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).
Biology:  Found on sand or mud bottoms of bays and inlets (Ref. 123074).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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