Brachyamblyopus urolepis [Status Unaccepted]   (Bleeker,  1852) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 81 mm.

Color: Reddish green, fins are reddish

Body elongated, height 9 in length, head 5.5 in length. Snout longer than eye. Head sub cylindrical, 5 1/2 in length, 7 in total length. Front a little convex. Eye very small. Mouth very oblique, lower jaw prominent. Lip tin. Maxillary 3 in head. Teeth subequal, a little curved. Teeth in upper jaw in two rows, lower jaw more than two rows, no canines. Small scales present only on caudal part of the body. Dorsal fin with 38 rays; anal fin with 34 rays, pectoral 5.5 in head length.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Amblyopus urolepis Bleeker, 1852
Brachyamblyopus olivaceus Herre, 1927
Brachyamblyopus urolepis Koumans, 1953
Amblyopus urolepis Gunther, 1861
Taenioides spec. De Beaufort, 1913
Caragobius geomys Fowler, 1935
Taenioides anotus Tomiyama, 1936
Brachyamblyopus olivaceus Koumans, 1940
Brachyamblyopus urolepis Koumans, 1941
Caragobioides geomys H. M. Smith, 1945

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 2008)
• INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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