Brachyamblyopus brachysoma   Bleeker  1853 (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 105 mm.

Color: Body and fins pink. Upper part of back and caudal dusky.

Body compressed, height 7.5-8 in length. Head obtuse, sub cylindrical, 5 in length. Profile convex. Eyes very small. Mouth oblique, lower jaw prominent. Maxillary 2 1/3-2 1/4 in head. Teeth in upper jaw in 2 rows, the outer enlarged, of about 30 teeth. Teeth in lower jaw in front in 3 rows, laterally in 2 rows, outer enlarged. Head naked. Body scaled from a little before the insertion of first dorsal fin. Dorsal and anal fins lower than body. Pectoral fin rounded. Caudal fin oblong.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Amblyopus brachysoma Bleeker 1853
(Original combination)
Brachyamblyopus brachysoma Bleeker 1853
(New combination)
Amblyopus brachysoma Gunther 1861
Taenioides herrmannianus M. Weber 1913
Brachyamblyopus brachysoma Koumans 1941

Common Name (s)
• Eel Goby (English)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003)
• INDIA (Record: 1953)

Literature Source(s)
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • 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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