Acentrogobius bontii   (Bleeker,  1849) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 72 mm.

Color: Reddish-green above, lighter below, laterally on posterior part of body 5-7 dark spots in a longitudinal line. Dorsal fins with dark spots on base. Anal fin with dark margin. Caudal fin with irregular spots.

Body elongate, anteriorly subcylindrical, posteriorly compressed, height 4 3/4-5 in length, 6-6 1/2 in total length. Head obtuse, about as high as broad, profile convex, 3 1/2-4 in length, 4 1/2-5 in total length.Eye 3 1/2 in head, interorbital less than 1/2 eye diameter. Snout obtuse, shorter than eye, tip before inferior margin of eye. Mouth oblique, lower jaw prominent. Maxillary extends to below middle of eye or not so far. Lips thick. Teeth filiform, in many rows, outer enlarged, in lower on each side 2 curved canines. Tongue rounded. Two or three longitudinal mucous canals on cheek, crossed by transversal ones. Some open pores round the eyes, one behind each eye at the beginning of supraopercular groove. Head naked above behind the eyes, the scales beginning from above the opercle. Scales of nape, breast and belly cycloid, on body ctenoid. First dorsal fin higher than body, second and third rays filiform (only in the male). Second dorsal fin lower than body, pointed posteriorly. Anal fin similar to second dorsal fin. Pectoral fin obtuse, without free silk like rays. Basal membrane of ventral fin ending laterally in a free, pointed lobe.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius bontii Bleeker, 1849
Gobius triangularis M. Weber, 1909
Aparrius moloanus Herre, 1927
Ctenogobius triangularis Herre, 1934
Ctenogobius waigiensis Herre, 1934
Ctenogobius waigiensis Herre, 1935
Oligolepis moloanus Herre, 1936
Acentrogobius bonti Koumans, 1935
Ctenogobius waigiensis Koumans, 1940
Acentrogobius bontii Koumans, 1941
Acentrogobius bonti (Bleeker, 1849)
Drombus bontii (Bleeker, 1849)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2003)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 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
  • Rajaram, R; Srinivasan, M; Khan, SA and Kannan, L (2004) Ichthyofaunal diversity of great Nicobar Island, Bay of Bengal Journal of Indian fisheries association 31 13-26 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rajaram, R and Nedumaran, T (2009) Ichthyofaunal diversity in great Nicobar biosphere reserve, Bay of Bengal Journal of Threatened Taxa Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society 1(3) 166-169 Available at -

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