Ctenogobius criniger   (Valenciennes,  1837) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 126 mm.

Color: Olivous to orange green above, orange to pearl colored below. Head and dorsal part of body with irregular blackish spots. Three larger blackish spots, the first below first dorsal fin, the second below second dorsal fin, the third at middle of base of caudal fin. Fins yellowish. Second dorsal fin with 4 rows of blackish spots. First dorsal fin with 3 rows of blackish spots. Caudal fin on upper part with blackish spots in transversal rows. Caudal and anal fin with blackish spots in transversal rows. Caudal and anal fin with blackish border.

Body elongate, compressed, height 4-5 in length, 5-6 in total length. Head compressed, obtuse convex, 3 1/3 - 3 2/3 in length, 4 1/4 - 4 3/4 in total length. Profile convex. Eye 3 - 3 2/3 in head, interorbital 1/2 eye diameter. Anterior nostril in a short tube. Snout obtuse, shorter than eye to equal to eye, tip below inferior margin of eye. mouth oblique. Jaws equal. Maxillary extends to before pupil. Teeth in lower jaw on each side a curved canine. Mucous canals in longitudinal rows on cheek. In interorbital medially in front an open pore. Supraopercular groove with distinct open pores. Scales on nape cycloid. Scales of black, sides and belly ctenoid. Dorsal fins separate. First dorsal fin pointed, second and third rays are the longest, filliform. second dorsal fin much lower than body, pointed posteriorly. anal fin much lower and shorter than second dorsal fin. Pectoral fin obtusely rounded, with or without free silklike rays. Caudal fin obtusely rounded, shorter than head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius nebulosus Forskal 1775
Gobius nebulosus Bloch and Schneider 1801
Gobius criniger Cuvier and Valenciennes 1837
Gobius nebulosus Cuvier and Valenciennes
Gobius brevifilis Cuvier and Valenciennes
Gobius criniger Richardson 1844
Gobius criniger Cantor 1850
Gobius criniger Bleeker 1852
Gobius criniger Gunther 1861
Gobius criniger Day 1865
Gobius caninus var. africana Playfair 1866
Gobius petersenii Steindachner 1866
Gobius caninus var. africana Steindachiner 1867
Gobius brevifilis Day 1867
Gobius brevifilis Gunther 1877
Gobius criniger Day 1878
Gobius festivus De Vis 1884
Gobius criniger Day 1889
Gobius brevifilis Sauvage 1891
Rhinogobius nebulosus Jordan and Seale 1906
Rhinogobius nebulosus Jordan and Seale 1907
Rhinogobius lungi Jordan and Seale
Rhinogobius nebulosus Jordan and Richardson 1908
Rhinogobius nebulosus McCulloch and Ogilby 1919
Rhinogobius criniger Herre 1927
Rhinogobius nebulosus Fowler 1928
Yongeichthys criniger Whitely 1932
Gobius criniger Pellegrin 1933
Rhinogobius nebulosus Fowler 1934
Rhinogobius baliuroides Fowler
Gobius nebulosus Tomiyama 1936
Rhinogobius lungi Koumans 1940
Gobius festivus Koumans
Ctenogobius criniger Koumans 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam 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
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/571/1/Bulletin_10.pdf

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