Acentrogobius aestuarius   Smith  1959 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service

Size: 34 mm

Color: Yellowish with five elongate black spots on middle of sides and smaller blackish spots above and below. A dark bar from eye to upper lip, one from lower border of eye to cheek and another from behind border of eye to above gill opening. Fins yellowish, rays of dorsal fins and caudal with dark spots; pectoral with 3 dark spots at base and anal dusky distally.

Head 3.8 in standard length, 4.8 in total length. Depth of body 4.8 in standard length, 6.0 in total length. Eye diameter 3.6 in head and about 0.8 in snout. Head slightly compressed. Gill opening extending to below base of pectoral fin. Front nostril a short tube, the hind nostril a plain pore before eye. Maxilla reaching nearly to below middle of eye. Teeth in narrow bands in jaws. Pectoral fin slightly longer than head. Ventral fin as long as head. Cheek naked. Nape scaled, scales reaching to hind margin of eye.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: VI; number of spines and rays in the second dorsal fin: I, 10; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: I, 9; number of rays in the pectoral fin: i, 17; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 28; number of horizontal scale rows usually counted from origin of the dorsal fin to the lateral line and from anal origin to the lateral line: 7; number of scales along the dorsal mid-line of the head and back, anterior to the origin of dorsal fin: 8.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Acentrogobius aestuarius Smith 1959

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA (Record: 1980)

Literature Source(s)
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

Back to Search