Blueband Glider Goby (species: Valenciennea strigata) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Valenciennea strigata
Blueband Glider Goby

©Rick Stuart-Smith: Valenciennea strigata, Lizard Island area.

©Anne Hoggett: Blueband Glider Goby at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Valenciennea
Species Valenciennea strigata



Distinguishing features

Pale grey with a yellow head, a distinctive blue stripe below eye to base of pectoral fin and other smaller blue markings on head.


  • Up to 18 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Hoese, D.F. and H.K. Larson (1994). Revision of the Indo-Pacific gobiid fish genus Valenciennea, with descriptions of seven new species, Indo-Pacific Fishes, 23: 1-71. LIRS catalog number 715.
  • Nilsson, G.E., J.-P.A. Hobbs and S. Ostlund-Nilsson (2007). Tribute to P. L. Lutz: respiratory ecophysiology of coral-reef teleosts, The Journal of Experimental Biology, 210: 1673-1686. LIRS catalog number 1043.