Parapocryptes serperaster   (Richardson,  1846) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Devarapalli, P.

Size: 23.0 cm TL (male).

Color: Greyish above, whitish below. Five to six irregular bands descend from back half way the sides.

Body elongate, head subcylindrical, snout longer than eye. Teeth in each jaws uniserial, front teeth in upper jaw enlarged. 2-4 smphysial canines teeth in lower jaw. First dorsal fin lower than body, middle fin rays longest. Ventral fin united, caudal lanceolate.

Synonym (s)
Apocryptes serperaster Richardson, 1846
Boleophthalmus smithi Fowler, 1934
Parapocryptes serperaster Smith, 1945
Apocryptes henlei Bleeker, 1849
(Junior synonym)
Apocryptes macrolepis Bleeker, 1851
(Junior synonym)
Apocryptes serperaster Richardson, 1846
(Senior synonym)
Boleophthalmus smithi Fowler, 1934
(Junior synonym)
Parapocryptes cantonensis Herre, 1932
(Junior synonym)
Parapocryptes macrolepis (Bleeker, 1851)
(Junior synonym)
Parapocryptes serperaster (Richardson, 1846)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine


• West Bengal, Fraserganj INDIA (Record: 05/09/1974)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 1977)
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 2008)
• 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
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Mukherjee, P (1995) Intertidal fishes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 345-388 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at -
  • 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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