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Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrate > fishes > Family Gobiidae
Mural glider-goby
Valenciennea muralis
Family Gobiidae
updated Sep 2020

Where seen? This beautiful goby is sometimes seen on our shores.

Features: To 10-13cm long. It has a large underslung mouth. 2 narrow bright orange stripes along the body, many fine orange stripes on the head that extend less brightly along the body. Black spot near the back of the first dorsal fin.

Usually found in small groups or pairs over the bottom near reefs. They dig out burrows with their mouth and shelter in them.

Tanah Merah, Jun 11

Tanah Merah, Jun 11

Lazarus, Jan 22
Photo shared by Kelvin Yong on facebook.

Mural glider-gobies on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Beting Bronok, Jul 19
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on facebook..

Big Sisters Islands, May 13
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on flickr.

Terumbu Raya, Jun 15
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on facebook.

Terumbu Raya, Jun 20
Photo shared by Richard Kuah on facebook.

  • Larson, Helen K and Kelvin K. P. Lim. 2005. A Guide to Gobies of Singapore. Singapore Science Centre. 164pp.
  • Allen, Gerry, 2000. Marine Fishes of South-East Asia: A Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Periplus Editions. 292 pp.
  • Lieske, Ewald and Robert Myers. 2001. Coral Reef Fishes of the World Periplus Editions. 400pp.
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