Mastacembelus guentheri   Day  (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Synbranchiformes
Family:Mastacembelidae

Description
Body eel-like, elongated and compressed. Snout, long without any striated bony plates on the undersurfaces. Eyes small and superior. Preopercle with spine at its angle. Dorsal fin with 27-30 spines and 58-74 rays. Scales present.


Synonym (s)
Mastacembelus quentheri Day 1865

Common Name (s)
• Spiny Eel (English)
• Vam
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• INDIA (Record: 1993)
• PAKISTAN (Record: 1993)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1993)
• BANGLADESH (Record: 1993)
• MYANMAR (Record: 1993)
• Maharashtra, Thane, Dahisar River INDIA (Record: 1993)

Literature Source(s)
  • Singh, DF and Yazdani, GM (1993) Ichthyofauna of Konkan region of Maharashtra (India) Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no 145 ZSI, Calcutta 46 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org


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