Ptereleotris tricolor   Smith  1957 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 28-49 mm

Color: Pale white anteriorly, rest of body dusky to bluish. First dorsal pale yellowish, margin narrowly bluish. Distal half of soft dorsal and anal and upper and lower rays of caudal bluish, median rays of caudal yellowish. A dark ocellus at base of lower caudal rays in juveniles.

Head 4.1-4.3 in standard length, 4.8-5.0 in total length. Depth of body 5.7-5.8 in standard length, 6.8-7.1 in total length. Eye diameter 3.6-3.8 in head, 0.7-0.8 in snout and equal to or a little less than interorbital space. Teeth in narrow bands in jaws, outer series larger. Gill opening wide but only lateral. Pectoral fin equal to head without snout.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: VI; number of spines and rays in the second dorsal fin: I, 24-25; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: I, 23-25; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 21-22.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Ptereleotris tricolor Smith 1956

Common Name (s)
• Fula
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 1980)
• SEYCHELLES (Record: 1980)

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at -
  • 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 -

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