Valenciennea sexguttata

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Valenciennea sexguttata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Valenciennea
V. sexguttata
Binomial name
Valenciennea sexguttata
(Valenciennes, 1837)
  • Eleotris sexguttata Valenciennes, 1837
  • Eleotriodes sexguttatus (Valenciennes, 1837)
  • Eleotris lantzii Thominot, 1878
  • Salarigobius stuhlmannii Pfeffer, 1893
  • Valenciennea violifera D. S. Jordan & Seale, 1906
  • Eleotriodes pallidus Klausewitz, 1960

Valencienna sexguttata, the chalk goby, sixspot goby, sleeper blue dot goby, is a species of goby native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. It inhabits bays or lagoons in waters of from 3 to 25 metres (9.8 to 82.0 ft) with silt or sand substrates with larger pieces of rock under which to burrow. This species can reach a length of 14 centimetres (5.5 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2013). "Valenciennea sexguttata" in FishBase. June 2013 version.

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