Stigmatogobius poicilosoma [Status Unaccepted]   (Bleeker,  1849) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 65 mm.

Color: Greenish with dark spots in two alternating longitudinal rows of 4-5 spots. Two spots in a vertical line at the base of caudal fin. Head with indistinct dark streaks from eye to maxillary and behind mouth. First dorsal fin with dark longitudinal band halfway the fin, tip dark. Rays of second dorsal and caudal fin spotted.

Body elongate, anteriorly cylindrical, posteriorly compressed, height 4 1/2- 5 1/2 in length, 6-7 in total length. Head obtuse, sub cylindrical, 4-4 1/3 in length, 5-5 1/2 in total length. Profile convex. Eye 3 in head, interorbital 1/2 eye diameter. Snout obtuse, shorter than eye, tip below inferior margin of eye. Mouth a little oblique, upper jaw prominent. Maxillary extends to beyond eye or not so far. Teeth in several rows in front, outer row a little enlarged. Inner row of lower jaw laterally a little enlarged. No canines. Tongue rounded. Head scaled above behind eye, opercle scaled. Scales of head cycloid, of body ctenoid. First dorsal fin pointed, anterior rays are the longest, second ray sometimes prolonged. Second dorsal and anal fin pointed. Pectoral fin obtuse. Pectoral and ventral fin about as long as head. Caudal fin obtuse, about as long as head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius poicilosoma Bleeker, 1849
Migilogobius galwayi Mcculloch & Waite, 1918
Vaimosa seragoonensis Herre, 1937
Gobius javanicus M. Weber, 1894
Gobius javanicus M. Weber, 1895
Gobius javanicus M. Weber, 1908
Gobius javanicus M. Weber and De Beaufort, 1915
Mugilogobius galwayi Waite, 1921
Stigmatogobius poicilosoma Koumans, 1932
Vaimosa serangoonensis Koumans, 1940

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• INDIA (Record: 1953)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

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
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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