Pseudapocryptes borneensis   (Bleeker,  1855) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 11.2-12 cm.

Color: Greenish violet, Pearl color below, posteriorly angular transverse bands, with the angle directed frontward. Fin membranes yellowish, rays orange. First dorsal fin anteriorly with small spot, posteriorly with a large grayish-violet spot. Membrane of second dorsal fin with 1-5 blackish spots between each ray. Pectoral fin on basal half with red spots. Caudal fin with spots between the rays.

Body very elongate, height 10-12 in total length. Head 6.5-7 in total length. Eye 4-5 in head. Snout shorter than eye. Mouth a little oblique, upper prominent. Maxillary extends to below posterior part of eye. Teeth small, in lower jaw subhorizontal. In upper jaw about 19 teeth on each side, in lower jaw about 12 on each side, behind symphysis on each side a canine. Scales on caudal part larger than on the other parts of body. Head scaled with small scales. Dorsal fin separate, 33-38 in number, the membrane of the last ray of first dorsal fin ends far before insertion of second dorsal fin. Anal fin with 26-27 rays. Pectoral fin rounded little shorter than head. Ventral fin a little shorter than pectoral fin. Caudal fin pointed much longer than head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Apocryptes borneensis Bleeker, 1855
Pseudapocryptes borneensis Koumans, 1953
Apocryptes borneensis Bleeker, 1855
(Senior synonym)
Pseudapocryptes borneensis (Bleeker, 1855)
(Senior synonym)
Apocryptes borneensis Gunther, 1861
Apocryptes borneensis Vinciguerra, 1926

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine


• West Bengal, Parghumti INDIA (Record: 09/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Sonakhali, Purandar INDIA (Record: 17/01/1987)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

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
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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