Pseudotrypauchen multiradiatus   Hardenberg,  1931 (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

Eyes rudimentary but distinct, covered by skin, approximately equal in size to diameter to posterior naris. Interorbital broad. Mouth large, jaws ending posteriorly well beyond a vertical with posterior margin of eye. Short, compressed and gently rounded teeth in outermost row in both jaws; number of teeth in outer row of upper jaw 10-19, of lower jaw 22-42; fang-like teeth and symphysial canines absent. Outer surface of opercular bones with numerous minute cavities. Ventral surface of each side of lower jaw with 2-3 pairs of short, thin barbels. Head and body compressed; except for snout and ventral surface of lower jaw, are covered with large cycloid scales, embedded, non-imbricated, largest posteriorly. Pectoral fins longer than pelvic fins and pointed posteriorly; all pectoral-fin rays simple, free from fin membrane (except for some of the ventralmost rays). First 2 pterygiophores of 2nd dorsal fin separated by a neural spine. Spinous dorsal-fin pterygiophore formula 3-12210. Caudal fin long.

Synonym (s)
Brachyamblyopus multiradiatus (Hardenberg, 1931)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine


• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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