Trypauchenichthys typus   Bleeker,  1860 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 18.0 cm.

Color: Reddish

Body elongate and compressed, height 9 in length, head 6.25 in length. Eyes small covered by skin. Snout 4 in head. Dorsal fin continuous, with 6 simple rays and 56-59 rays, anal with 52-55 rays. Head, nape, breast and belly naked. Pectoral fin half of head, ventral fin separate; caudal fin 7 in head. Dorsal soft rays (total): 62-64; Anal soft rays: 50-52; Vertebrae: 40-41.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Trypauchenichthys typus Bleeker 1860
Trypauchenichthys typus Koumans 1953
Trypauchenichthys typus Bleeker 1860
(Senior synonym)
Trypauchenichthys typus Herre 1927
Trypauchenichthys typus Koumans 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 10/03/1985, 06/04/1987)
• 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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