Quisquilius eugenius   Jordan & Evermann,  1903 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 18-50 mm

Color: Reddish brown with 12 yellowish transverse bands on head, body and tail. Dorsal fins and caudal light brownish with dark spots on rays; anal pale to light brownish; pectoral and ventral pale yellowish.

Body elongate, compressed, head 3.1-3.4 in standard length, 3.9-4.2 in total length. Depth of body 3.6-3.8 in standard length, 4.5-4.8 in total length. Eye diameter 3.2-3.4 in head, 0.7 in snout and 0.3-0.4 in interorbital space. Maxillary reaching to below lower margin of pupil. Teeth caniniform, in two rows in jaws, the outer row enlarged. Tongue truncate. Anterior nostril a short tube. Gill openings wide. Nape scaled, cheek naked, a few scales on upper edge of opercle. 16 or 17 predorsal scales. Pectoral fin as long as head. Ventral fin shorter than pectoral. Ventral fins joined at base by narrow membrane.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: VI; number of spines and rays in the second dorsal fin: I, 10-11; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: I, 8-9; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 18-19; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 32-35; number of horizontal scale rows usually counted from origin of the dorsal fin to the lateral line and from anal origin to the lateral line: 14-15.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Quisquilius eugenius Jordan & Evermann, 1902
Hetereleotris eugenius Smith, 1949
Gobiomorphus cinctus Regan, 1908
Amblygobius naraharae Snyder, 1912
Pleurogobius boulengeri Seale, 1909
Quisquilius profundus M. Weber, 1913
Cingulogobius boulengeri Herre, 1927
Gobiomorphus eugenius Fowler, 1928
Quisquilius profundus Koumans, 1932
Cingulogobius naraharae Herre, 1936
Gobius eugenius Tomiyama, 1936
Amblygobius naraharae Koumans, 1940
Quisquilius eugenius Koumans, 1941
Pleurogobius naraharae Schultz, 1943

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island (Lat: 7.24) (Long: 93.74) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1980)
• INDIA (Record: 1980)
• INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • Tikader, BK and Das, AK (1985) Glimpses of animal life of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ZSI, Kolkata 1-170 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Hoese, DF and Winterbottom, R (1979) A new species of Lioteres (pisces, Gobiidae) from Kwazulu, with a revised checklist of South African gobies and comments on the generic relationships and endemism of western Indian Ocean gobies Royal Ontario Museum Life Sciences Occasional Paper Available at - ZOOR:ZOOR11600037501
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 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
  • 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
  • Das, AK and Roy, MKD (1989) A general account of the mangrove fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fauna of conservation areas Zoological survey of India 1-152 Available at - NIO, Goa

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