Gobiodon histrio   Valenciennes  1837 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Herler, J.

Size: 3.5-7 cm.

Color: Orange, darker at the back. On head vertical blue bands, on body longitudinal blue bands. Two blue lines on base of pectoral fin. Other fins orange to yellow.

Height of body 2.61 in length. Head 3-3.6 in length, 4 in total length. Head a little higher than long. Eye 4 in head. Maxillary extends to very slightly beyond front margin of eye. Two canines in lower jaw behind symphysis. Front margin of eye with a real tentacle, otherwise small open pores in front and along posterior margin of preoperculum. Gillopening extends to before lower rays of pectoral fin. First dorsal fin lower than second dorsal fin. Foremost ray of first dorsal fin is the shortest.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius histrio Cuvier and Valenciennes 1837
Gobius histrio Bleeker 1851
Gobiodon histrio Bleeker 1856
Gobiodon histrio Gunther 1861
Ellerya unicolor Castelnau 1873
Gobiodon histrio Peters 1876
Gobiodon verticalis Alleyne and Macleay 1877
Gobius douglasi Kent 1893
Pseudogobiodon verticalis Jordan and Seale 1906
Gobiodon verticalis McCulloch and Ogilby 1919
Gobiodon verticalis Koumans 1940

Common Name (s)
• Broad-barred goby (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar INDIA (Record: 1953)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.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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