Taenioides cirratus   (Blyth,  1860) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 30 cm.

Color: Grayish

Body elongated with rudimentary scales. Height 11-14 in length. Head 6.5 to 7.5 in length. Teeth strong on each side about 5 in outer row in upper jaw, about 4 canines on each side in lower jaw. 3 short barbels on each side of chin. Dorsal fin with 49-55 rays. Anal fin with 43-48 rays. Caudal fin rhomboid. Pectoral fin short about 3 in head. Dorsal spines (total): 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 43-49; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 42-47. Capable of living out of the water for considerable time by taking air into the bronchial chambers.

Dioecious, external fertilization, guarders.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Amblyopus cirratus Blyth, 1860
Taeniodes cirratus Koumans, 1953
Amblyopus brachygaster Gunther, 1861
(Junior synonym)
Amblyopus cirratus Blyth, 1860
(Senior synonym)
Gobioides cirratus (Blyth, 1860)
(Senior synonym)
Taenioides brachygaster (Gunther, 1861)
(Junior synonym)
Taenioides caeculus (non Schneider, 1801)
(Misapplied name)
Taenioides cirratus (Blyth, 1860)
(Senior synonym)
Taenioides snyderi Jordan & Hubbs, 1925
(Junior synonym)
Amblyopus gracilis Bleeker, 1849
Gobioides cirratus Day, 1878
Leme mordax De Vis, 1883
Taenioides caeculus M. Weber, 1913
Leme mordax McCulloch and Ogilby, 1919
Taenioides cirratus Herre, 1927
Gobioides cirratus Hardenberg, 1935
Taenioides gracilis cirratus Tomiyama, 1936
Taenioides cirratus Aurich, 1938
Leme mordax Koumans, 1940
Taenioides cirratus Koumans, 1941

Common Name (s)
• Hooghly Gobyeel (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Benthic crustaceans, other benthic invertebrates, small fishes


• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 10/09/1980, 09/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Raichak INDIA (Record: 07/12/1983)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA (Record: 26/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Geonkhali INDIA (Record: 23/03/1985)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Maharashtra, Ratnagiri 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 - 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
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/571/1/Bulletin_10.pdf
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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