Oxyurichthys papuensis   (Valenciennes,  1837) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size: 8.4-13.5cm. SL; 12.4-18.5 cm.TL

Mouth terminal, jaws equal, tongue round, tip free, maxilla extends below to anterior fourth of eye, teeth in lower jaw, irregularly biserial slightly sub-horizontal in position, pointed to slightly blunt, some are curved inwards, particularly the inner series, single row in upper jaw, large, pointed, curved 15 to 18 teeth on each ramus, pores, nostrils two pairs, anterior ones tubular, two pores in interorbital, one in front and another behind eyes, one pore near base (upper side) of anterior tubular nostril and another near posterior nostril on snout, cephalic sensory system- A short canal from eye to pore at posterior nostril, about five rows radiating under eye, two main longitudinal canals on each side between which are 5 short connecting canals connecting two main canals, scales on predorsal and belly.

Synonym (s)
Apocryptes petersii Klunzinger, 1871
Gobius belosso Bleeker, 1854
Gobius papuensis Valenciennes, 1837
Oxyurichthys petersi (Klunzinger, 1871)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai 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
  • Natarajan, R and Subrahmanyam, K (1974) New records of gobioid fishes from Porto Novo, South India Journal of Marine Biology Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 16(1) 182-190 Available at - NIO RC, Kochi

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