Ctenogobiops maculosus   (Fourmanoir,  1955) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Gobiidae

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E

Description
Color: Translucent pale gray with 4 longitudinal rows of orangish brown spots (sometimes dark brown with enclosed small orange spots); 3rd row of spots largest, some slightly elongate, with smaller spots in between; usually with scattered pale blue dots and white flecks; 2 oblique rows of orange or orangish brown dashes on cheek and opercle, and one behind eye continuing as an arc to origin of dorsal fin, some dashes with an adjacent blue line; a narrow white streak in pectoral fin nearly full length of fin

Pectoral rays 18-19; longitudinal scale series 52-56; ctenoid scales dorsally on body to below 3rd or 4th dorsal spines, cycloid scales anteriorly; scales absent on head, chest, or nape except for a few small scales just before upper end of gill opening; gill opening extending forward to a vertical at posterior edge of eye; body depth 4.5-5.2 in SL; head length 3.0-3.3 in SL; 2nd dorsal spine usually longest, 4.0-4.6 in SL; caudal fin rounded or medially truncate, equal to or a little longer than head; pelvic fins just reaching anal-fin origin.


Synonym (s)
Cryptocentroides maculosus Fourmanoir, 1955

Common Name (s)
• Prawn Goby (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Aquarium)

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ritchies Archipelago INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/right_menu/Animal_disc/Animal%20Discovery%202010.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

Page last updated on:2011-08-16

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