Periophthalmus pearsi   Eggart  (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Gobiidae

Description
Color: Brownish, lighter below. Head with irregular dark spots.

Body elongate, snout slightly longer than or as long as eye. Teeth in upper jaw in one raw. First dorsal with 20-22 rays, anal fin with 12-13 rays. Pectoral rounded, ventral fin united. Scales cycloid. Muscular pectoral fin base used as locomotory organ during low tide.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.


Synonym (s)
Periophthalmus pearsi Eggart 1835
Periophthalmus pearsi Menon 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 22/04/1984)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali, Bakkhali Khal INDIA (Record: 04/03/1987)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 07/03/1987)
• West Bengal, Gadiara INDIA (Record: 04/01/1989, 22/04/1989)

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 - http://www.marinespecies.org


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