Valenciennea helsdingenii

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Common Name
Twostripe Goby
Binomial Name
Valenciennea helsdingenii
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Valenciennea
Species: helsdingenii

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Common Names

  • Twostripe Goby



Information about the body shape, skeletal characteristics, how it appears, colouring etc.

Similar Species

V. immaculata [1]

Maximum Size

16 cm. [1]

Associated Organisms

Anything that lives in symbiosis, parasitic or opportunistically with it.


Notes about what they do, how they interact with others, different species etc.

Captive Care

Tank Size

The size of tank suitable for it, including reasoning behind this judgment.

Water Flow

Type and amount of water flow suitable for it.


How much lighting is required for it.


What it requires in terms of feeding, type of foods and frequency.

Growth Rate

How quickly it will grow under various conditions.


Things that adversely effect it, such as bacterial infections, parasites etc.


Addition things / items that are important for care in captivity.




Does it have any fish that it should not be housed with?


Does it have coral that it is not compatible with?


Is it compatible with other invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms?


How it reproduces, how suitable it is to breeding or captive propagation, techniques on how to etc.

Local Ecology


Common in East Africa. Southern Red Sea, East Africa to Indonesia and Great Barrier Reef, north to southern Japan. [1]


Protected sand areas of continental shelf coasts, 2 to ~30 m. Usually found as pairs. [1]

Additional Information

Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 (Lieske Myers 1996): Lieske, E., Myers, R., Coral reef fishes : Caribbean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean : including the Red Sea, Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1996.