The new species is named in honor of Mr. Korechika Yano, who first discovered the new species and photographed it underwater.
Valenciennea yanoi occurs on sand or mud bottoms of bays and inlets at depths of 8–20 meters.
Valenciennea yanoi is presently known from Iriomote Island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Additional records from underwater photographs in the Image Database of Fishes, KPM-NR include Okinawa and Miyako Island (Ryukyu Islands, Japan), Mindoro (Philippines), Palau, Mabul Island (Sabah, Malaysia), and Bali (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia). There is also a photographic record from the Banda Islands of Indonesia (see Remarks).
Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, Voloum 21, 2016)
Valenciennea yanoi , a new gobiid fish from the
Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Teleostei: Gobiidae)
Authors: Drs.Toshiyuki Suzuki, Hiroshi Senou, John E. Randall
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Gobioidei (Suborder) > Gobiidae (Family) > Gobiinae (Subfamily) > Valenciennea (Genus) > Valenciennea yanoi (Species)