Mucogobius liolepis   (Koumans)  (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 27-40 mm

Color: Dusky green, lighter below. Head and body mottled with dark and three dark brown irregular cross bars on body, the first below first dorsal, second below second dorsal and the third on caudal peduncle. Fins dusky, spotted with dark; a black blotch on base of pectoral.

Head 3.3-3.5 in standard length, 4.1-4.3 in total length. Depth of body 4.0-4.5 in standard length, 5.0-5.5 in total length. Eye diameter 4.4-4.8 in head, 1.1-1.3 in snout and about 0.7 in interorbital space. Maxillary extending to below front border of eye. Lower jaw prominent. A band of fine teeth in jaws, outer row slightly enlarged. Head with numerous papillae and two longitudinal mucous canals on cheek. Third or fourth dorsal spine longest, slightly longer than longest soft dorsal rays. Pectoral fin as long as head. Ventral fin slightly longer than head without snout. Caudal fin rounded. Scales on body cycloid. 17 or 18 predorsal scales. Scales on head reaching to behind eye. Cheek and opercle with a few concealed scales.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: VI; number of spines and rays in the second dorsal fin: I, 9; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: I, 9; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 19-20; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I, 5; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 39-42; 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: 12.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Callogobius liolepis Koumans, 1931
Mucogobius liolepis Smith, 1958

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at -
  • 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 -
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1968) New records of fishes from the seas around India - part VI Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 10(2) 321-331 Available at -

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