Yongeichthys criniger   (Valenciennes,  1837) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Max length : 15.0 cm SL

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9.

Toxicity in this species is particularly high in the skin. Its toxicity varies with the locality and some specimens are nontoxic altogether.

Synonym (s)
Acentrogobius criniger (Valenciennes, 1837)
(Senior Synonym)
Ctenogobius criniger (Valenciennes, 1837)
(Senior Synonym)
Gobius criniger Valenciennes 1837,
(Senior Synonym)
Acentrogobius criniger (Valenciennes, 1837
Ctenogobius criniger (Valenciennes, 1837)
Youngichthys criniger (Valenciennes, 1837)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Dangers
(Poisonous to eat)

Habitat:  Demersal
Trophic Level:  Consumer


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 2008)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Reef Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Rao, GC; Rao, DV and Devi, K (1994) A faunal exploration of the North Reef Island sanctuary, North Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 10(1&2) 68-81 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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