Zonogobius semidoliatus   (Valenciennes)  1837 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 30 mm.

Color: Brown with about 7-8 broad, pale crossbars, edged with dark brown on head and anterior part of body, becoming indistinct and disappearing on posterior half of body. Fins uniform.

Body elongate, compressed, height 2 2/3 - 3 3/4 in length, 4 in total length. Head sub cylindrical, 2 2/3 to more than 3 in length, 3 1/2 in total length. Profile convex. Eye 3 in head, interorbital 1/5 eye diameter. Snout obtuse, a little shorter than eye, tip before middle of eye. Mouth very oblique, lower jaw prominent. Maxillary extends to below anterior half of eye. Teeth in each jaw in some rows, outer enlarged. In upper jaw in front a short inner row of enlarged teeth, in lower jaw inner row enlarged, some canines laterally in lower jaw. Tongue rounded. Gill openings continued forward below, isthmus narrow. Head naked. Body naked on anterior part to insertion of first dorsal fin. Scales of body ctenoid. Second, third and fourth rays of first dorsal fin filiform. Second dorsal and anal fin lower than body. Caudal fin rounded, shorter than head. Pectoral fin as long as head. Ventral fin as long as head, basal membrane low or wanting.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius semidoliatus Cuvier and Valenciennes 1837
Gobius semidoliatus Gunther 1861
Gobius semifasciatus Kner 1868
Gobius semidoliatus Klunzinger 1871
Gobius semidoliatus Gunther 1877
Gobius semidoliatus Day 1878
Zonogobius semidoliatus Jordan and Seale 1906
Zonogobius boreus Snyder 1912
Gobius semidoliatus M. Weber 1913
Gobius semidoliatus De Beaufort 1913
Zonogobius semidoliatus Herre 1927
Zonogobius semidoliatus Fowler 1928
Zonogobius boreus Koumans 1940
Zonogobius semidoliatus Koumans 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



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

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

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