Gobiodon quinquestrigatus   (Valenciennes,  1837) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 4.5-4.6 cm.

Color: Blackish to blackish orange. Irish green with golden margin of pupil. No black spot on upper part of opercle. Fins blackish to reddish. On head and foremost part of body bluish transverse lines, the first through eye to maxillary, second through eye to behind maxillary, third on cheeks, fourth on opercle, fifth on base of pectoral fin. The transverse lines may be present to below first dorsal fin.

Body oblong, compressed, height 3-3 1/2 in length. Head obtuse convex, 3 1/2 in length, 4-4 2/3 in total length. Head as high as long or longer than deep. Eye 3-4 in head, interorbital 1/2-1 eye diameter. Snout obtuse, shorter than eye. Mouth curved, jaws sub equal. Maxillary extends to below middle of eye or not so far. Teeth in a few rows, inner rows minute, outer row in upper jaw enlarged, conical. In lower jaw the foremost teeth are enlarged, on each side of symphysis 1-2 canines. Gill opening does not extend to before the undermost rays of pectoral fin. Open pores on head round the orbits and on preoperculum and operculum, sometimes not distinct. Base of dorsal fins continuous. First dorsal fin lower than the second, obtuse, the posterior rays are the longest. Second dorsal fin half as high as body, obtuse. Pectoral fin obtuse, scarcely longer than head. Ventral fin shorter than postorbital part of head, basal membrane well developed. Anal fin obtuse, shorter than second dorsal fin. Caudal fin obtusely convex, shorter than head. Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9.

Monogamous. The male takes care of eggs deposited on a coral branch. Has the ability to change sex in both directions to favor reproductive success

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius rivulatus Ruppell, 1828
Gobius erythrophaios Bleeker, 1849
Gobius ceramensis Bleeker, 1852
Gobiodon erythrophaios Bleeker, 1856
Gobiodon ceramensis Gunther, 1861
Gobiodon ceramensis Bleeker, 1865
Gobiodon quinquestrigatus Bleeker, 1856
Gobiodon rivulatus Gunther, 1877
Gobiodon quinquestrigatus Day, 1878
Gobiodon rivulatus Day, 1888
Gobiodon rivulatus Day 1889
Gobiodon quinquestrigatus M. Weber, 1913
Gobiodon quinquestrigatus De Beaufort, 1913
Gobiodon quinquestrigatus McCulloch and Ogilby, 1919
Gobiodon quinquestrigatus Herre, 1927
Gobiodon quinquestrigatus Giltay, 1933
Gobiodon quinquestrigatus Koumans, 1941
Gobius quinquestrigatus Valenciennes, 1837

Common Name (s)
• Five-lined coral goby (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy Island (Lat: 8.11) (Long: 73.3) 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
  • 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
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1959) The fishing industry of Minicoy Island with special reference to the tuna fishery Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Council of Agricultural Research 6 (1) 30-57 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1866/1/Article_04.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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