Periophthalmus chrysospilos   Bleeker  1852 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 12-12.9 cm.

Color: Yellowish green to brownish above, smoky white below. Head and body with orange dots. Base of first dorsal fin bluish green, middle yellowish green. Rays on upper part red, with blackish spots between them. Outer margin from first to third ray white, posteriorly reddish, filament of dorsal rays red. Second dorsal fin yellowish green with dark longitudinal band halfway. Caudal fin bluish green above, brownish below. Anal and ventral fin whitish. Pectoral fin yellowish green with orange dots.

Body elongate, anteriorly cylindrical, posteriorly compressed, height 6 in length, 7 1/3 - 7 1/2 in total length. Head truncate, a little compressed, 3 3/4- 4 in length, 4-4 2/3 in total length. Eye 4 1/3-5 in head. Teeth on each side in each jaw 15-20, anterior ones a little caninoid. Scales on caudal peduncle not, or a little larger than those of front of body. Dorsal fins separate. First dorsal fin pointed, triangular, two times as high as body. Anterior rays prolonged in male. Second dorsal fin lower than body. Pectoral fin about as long as head, basal half scaled. Basal membrane of ventral fin well developed, fin not emarginate posteriorly, totally united. Anal fin shorter and lower than second dorsal fin. Caudal fin obtuse, obliquely rounded, about as long as head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Periophthalmus chrysospilos Bleeker 1853
Periophthalmus chrysospilos Koumans 1953
Periophthalmus chrysospilos Bleeker 1852
(Senior synonym)
Periophthalmus chrysospilos Gunther 1861
Periophthalmus chrysospilos Eggert 1928
Periophthalmus chrysospilos Hardenberg 1931
Periophthalmus chrysospilos Eggert 1935
Periophthalmus chrysospilos Koumans 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine


• West Bengal, Basirhat INDIA (Record: 15/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Basanti INDIA (Record: 19/06/1986)
• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 06/04/1987)
• West Bengal, Diamond Harbour INDIA (Record: 10/04/1987)
• West Bengal, Chandannagar INDIA (Record: 09/04/1989)
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA (Record: 1995)
• INDIA (Record: 1953)
• West Bengal, Dingakhali INDIA (Record: 03/01/1989)

Literature Source(s)
  • Mukherjee, P (1995) Intertidal fishes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 345-388 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp 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

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