Stigmatogobius roemeri   (Weber)  1911 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 45 mm.

Color: In male yellowish, body with two alternating rows of dark brown spots on the dorsal half. Two dark spots in a vertical line at the base of caudal fin. Head with bent brown transverse bands. First dorsal fin with dark band halfway and dark margin. Second dorsal fin with 2-4 longitudinal dark bands. Caudal fin with some dark irregular transverse bands. In females olivous above, lighter below. Head and body with small spots. Fins yellowish. First dorsal fin with 2-3 longitudinal dark streaks, one of these forming a black blotch posteriorly on fin. rays of second dorsal and caudal fin spotted.

Body elongated, anteriorly cylindrical, posteriorly compressed, height 4-5 in length, 5-6 in total length. Head subcylindrical to compressed, 3 in length in males, 3 2/5- 3 1/2 in head, interorbital 1/3-1/2 eye diameter. Snout obtuse, shorter than eye, tip before to below lower margin of eye. Mouth a little oblique, lower jaw a little prominent. Maxillary extends to below middle of eye in females, to behind eye in males. Teeth in front in several rows, outer row a little enlarged. No canines. Tongue rounded to feebly emarginate. Two mucous canals longitudinally on cheek. Open pores in inter orbital indistinct. Open pore behind eye at the beginning of supraopercular groove. Head scaled above behind eye, opercle scaled. Scales of head, nape, breast and belly cycloid, other scales ctenoid. First dorsal fin as high as body in males, lower than body in females, second and third rays are the longest, in males sometimes filiform. second dorsal and anal fin lower than body. Pectoral fin obtuse, about as long as head. Ventral fin rounded, shorter than pectoral fin. caudal fin rounded.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Pseudogobius neglectus Bleekeri
Gobius spec. M. Weber 1894
Gobius tambujon M. Weber 1908
Gobius romeri M. Weber 1913
Vaimosa macrognathos Herre 1927
Gobius romeri Fowler 1928
Stigmatogobius neglectus Koumans 1932
Vaimosa koumansi Mukerji 1935
Pseudogobiopsis romeri Koumans 1941
Vaimosa osgoodi Herre 1936
Vaimosa horiae Herre 1936
Vaimosa brocki Herre 1936
Vaimosa osgoodi Koumans 1940
Vaimosa horiae Koumans
Vaimosa brocki Koumans
Vaimosa macrognathos Koumans
Stigmatogobius neglectus Koumans 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1953)

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

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