Acentrogobius cauerensis [Status Unaccepted]   (Bleeker)  1853 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 33-79 mm.

Color: Greenish brown above, lighter below with 5 irregular dark brown markings on sides. Dark spots on upper part of opercle and nape. A violet streak from lower border of eye to behind maxillary and a shorter one at the angle of maxillary. First and second dorsal with dark spots, those at the anterior part of fins more prominent. Anal pale, distal part violet. Caudal and pectoral lighter, rays with pale to dark spots.

Body elongated, compressed. Head 3.4-3.7 in standard length, 4.4-4.7 in total length. Depth of body 4.1-4.4 in standard length, 5.2-5.6 in total length. Eye diameter 3.9-4.2 in head, equal to snout and about 0.4 in interorbital space. Snout obtuse, as long as eye, or little shorter, tip below inferior margin of eye. Mouth a little oblique, lips thick. Maxillary extends to below middle of eye or not so far. Teeth in several rows in jaws, in upper jaw 2 canines on each side, in lower jaw a curved canine on each side. Tongue bilobate. Longitudinal mucous canals on cheek. Anteriorly in interorbital on each side an open pore, behind each eye an open pore at the beginning of supraopercular groove. Head scaled above behind eyes. Cheek and opercle scaled. First and second dorsal of about equal height, 9 or 10 predorsal scales. Pectoral fin as long as head. Ventral fin equal or slightly shorter than pectoral. Caudal fin rounded, about as long as head.
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, 11; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 15-16; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 30; 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: 9-10.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius cauerensis Bleeker, 1853
Acentrogobius cauerensis Koumans, 1941
Gobius ophthalmotaenia Bleeker, 1854
Gobius capistratus Peters, 1855
Gobius ophthalmotaenia Gunther, 1861
Gobius capistratus Sauvage, 1891
Gobius deltoides Seale, 1901
Gnatholepis knighti Jordan and Evermann, 1904
Gnatholepis knighti Jordan and Evermann, 1905
Gnatholepis deltoides Jordan and Seale, 1906
Gnatholepis davaoensis Seale, 1909
Gobius (Gnatholepis) Knighti de Beaufort, 1913
Gobius cauerensis M. Weber, 1913
Gobius cauerensis Herre, 1927
Gnatholepis capistratus Barnard, 1927
Acentrogobius cauerensis Koumans, 1935
Gnatholepis corletti Herre, 1936
Gnatholepis deltoides Herre, 1936
Gnatholepis gemmeus Herre, 1936
Gobius knighti Tomiyama, 1936
Gnatholepis knighti Koumans, 1940

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Red Sea (Record: 1980)
• MALDIVES (Record: 1980)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

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 -
  • 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, 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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