Eleotriodes strigatus   (Broussonet)  1782 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 42-130 mm

Color: Yellowish white. A pearly band narrowly edged with black from maxillary, below eye to opercle and an ill defined streak on lower part of cheek. A bluish spot behind eye. Fins yellowish white, median rays of caudal slightly dusky.

Head 3.8 in standard length, 4.7 in total length. Depth of snout 4.5 in standard length, 5.7 in total length. Eye diameter 4.7 in head, 1.3 in snout and 1.3 in interorbital space. Maxillary reaching to below middle of eye. Teeth in a single row in upper jaw, 2 canines on either side in front. Teeth in lower row enlarged, 1 or 2 curved canines laterally. 2nd, 3rd and 4th dorsal spines filamentous. Longest dorsal and anal rays somewhat equal in length. Pectoral and ventral fins equal to head without snout. Caudal fin rounded.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: VI; number of spines and rays in the second dorsal fin: I, 17; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: I, 17; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 21; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I, 5; number of scale rows along the midside of body from the upper corner of operculum to the midbase of caudal fin in the absence of lateral line: about 110; 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: 35.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius strigatus Broussonnet 1782
Eleotriodes strigatus Koumans 1953
Gobiomorus taiboa Lacepede 1800
Eleotris strigata Bloch and Schneider 1801
Eleotris strigata Cuvier and Valenciennes 1837
Eleotris strigata Bleeker 1856
Valenciennea strigata Bleeker 1856
Eleotriodes strigatus Bleeker 1858
Eleotris strigata Gunther 1861
Calleleotris strigata Gill 1863
Valenciennesia strigata Bleeker 1877
Eleotris strigata Gunther 1877
Valenciennea strigata Evermann and Seale 1907
Eleotris (Valenciennesia) strigata M. Weber 1913
Valenciennea strigata Herre 1927
Valenciennea strigatus Fowler 1928

Common Name (s)
• Mannunni
Economic Importance and Threats



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

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • 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

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