Cryptocentrus leptocephalus   Bleeker  1876 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 100 mm.

Color: Reddish green above, reddish pearl like below. On head many reddish spots. On body 7-8 oblique transverse bands. Fins weakly red to yellow. First dorsal fin with many red spots, bordered with violet, placed in longitudinal rows. second dorsal fin with dark border. Middle and tip of ventral fin and outer half of anal fin violet.

Body elongate, compressed, height 6 in length, 8 in total length. Head obtuse, convex, 4 in length, 5 1/5 in total length. Profile convex. Eye 4 in head, interorbital 1/4 eye diameter. Snout shorter than eye, tip below lower margin of eye. Mouth oblique, lower jaw a little prominent. Maxillary extends to below posterior part of eye. Teeth in several rows, in upper jaw outer row enlarged, in front 2-3 canine, in lower jaw outer row enlarged, on each side a canine, inner row nearly enlarged. Tongue rounded. On cheek longitudinal mucous canals. Head naked, nape naked. Scales of body all cycloid. First dorsal fin higher than body, pointed, third and fourth rays are the longest. Second dorsal and anal fin pointed posteriorly. Caudal fin oblong, a little longer than head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Cryptocentrus leptocephalus Bleeker 1876
Gobius (Cryptocentrus) M. Weber 1913
Cryptocentrus rubropunctatus Sewell 1914
Cryptocentrus geniornatus Herre 1936
Cryptocentrus geniornatus Koumeans 1940
Cryptocentrus leptocephalus Koumans 1941
Cryptocentrus leptocephalus H. M. Smith 1945

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• INDIA (Record: 1953)

Literature Source(s)
  • Koumans, FP (1938) Gobioid fishes of India Memoirs of the Indian Museum The Manager of Publications, Delhi 13 205-329 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Koumans, FP (1953) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A. J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 10 423 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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