Eviota gymnocephalus   M. Weber  1913 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 25 mm.

Color: Yellowish. From base of the lower pectoral finrays to base of caudal fin about 8 transversal dark blotches, most distinct along ventral side of body, they may be absent. In middle of side before base of caudal fin a dark bloch. Head and nape with blotches which consist of dark points. Sometimes each scale at the back with one or a group of minute points. Anal fin dusky. Caudal fin with rows of dark points.

Body compressed, height 5 1/2 in total length. Head 4 3/4 in total length. eye 3 or more than 3 in head. Snout 1/2 eye diameter. Mouth oblique. Maxillary extends to below middle of eye. Teeth of outer row enlarged. Scales ctenoid, extending in front to middle of first dorsal fin, before this the scales are smaller and cycloid. Head and nape naked. Dorsal fins nearly connected at the bases. First dorsal fin lower than body, (in male) the first ray is prolonged. Second dorsal and anal fin much lower than body. Caudal fin rounded, about as long as head. Pectoral fin about as long as head. Ventral fin a little longer.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Eviota epiphanes Jenkins 1903
Eviota gymnocephalus M. Weber 1913
Eviota gymnocephalus Herre 1927
Eviota epiphanes Fowler 1928
Eviota gymnocephalus Koumans 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1953)
• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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