Ctenotrypauchen microcephalus [Status Unaccepted]   (Bleeker,  1860) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Mya Than Tun

Size: 10-18 cm.

Color: Reddish

Body compressed, height 8 in length, 8 3/4 in total length. Head obtuse, compressed, 7 in length 8 1/2 in total length. Eyes very small, covered by skin. Snout 4 in head. Mouth very oblique, lower jaw prominent. Maxillary 3 in head. Teeth in outer row enlarged, no canines. Head, nape, breast and belly naked. Scales of body cycloid. Dorsal fins continuous. Pectoral fin 1/3 of head, lower rays shorter. Ventral fins 4 1/2 in head, united, but deeply emarginate, basal membrane present. Caudal fin rounded, 7 1/4 in total length.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Trypauchen microcephalus Bleeker, 1860
Ctenotrypauchen microcephalus Koumans, 1941
Ctenotrypauchen microcephalus Talwar and Chatterjee, 1976
Trypauchen vagina M. Weber, 1913
Trypauchenichthys typus Hora, 1924
Trypauchenichthys typus Hora, 1924
Ctenotrypauchen microcephalus Herre, 1927
Trypauchen microcephalus Hardenberg, 1931
Trypauchen vagina microcephalus Tomiyama, 1936

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic, Muddy, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Uran Khadi INDIA
• West Bengal, Hugli River Mouth INDIA (Record: 17/11/1909)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Singh, DF and Yazdani, GM (1993) Ichthyofauna of Konkan region of Maharashtra (India) Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no 145 ZSI, Calcutta 46 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Tun, MT (2001) Marine fishes of Myanmar (pelagic and demersal) U Than Tun, Director-General, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Myanmar 276 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Mukherjee, P (1995) Intertidal fishes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 345-388 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • 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
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • 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

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