Oxyurichthys microlepis   (Bleeker,  1849) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Devarapalli, P

Size: 13.5 cm.

Color: Body is violet in color. Dorsal, anal and caudal fins are pinkish. 2 blue lines on 1st dorsal, blue spots on 2nd dorsal, anal fin with yellow and violet margin, paired fins orange, pectorals with blue spots.

Body elongate, compressed, height 5 1/4-6 in length, 7 1/3-9 in total length. Head 4.2 in standard length, 5.9 in total length. Depth of body 5.3 in standard length, 7.4 in total length. Eye diameter 4.1 in head, equal to snout and 0.4 in interorbital space. No ocular tentacle, Snout convex, not loner than eye, tip below inferior margin of eye. Anterior nostril in a short tube. Mouth oblique, lower jaw a little prominent. Maxillary reaching to below posterior half of eye. Teeth in a single series in upper jaw; in lower jaws in 2 or 3 rows, inner row enlarged anteriorly. Tongue rounded. Longitudinal mucous canal on cheek. Anteriorly on each side of interorbital an open pore. Behind each eye an open pore at the beginning of supraopercular groove. Head scaled above behind the eye. Median line of head and nape in median line which a low dermal crest. Scales on head and anterior part of body cycloid, on posterior part of body weakly ctenoid. First dorsal fin lower or higher than body, anterior to middle rays are the longest, the fourth mostly prolonged. Second dorsal fin and anal fin lower than first dorsal fin, Pointed posteriorly. Median line of head and nape naked. Spines of first dorsal flexible, higher than second dorsal. Pectoral fin equal to length of head, ventral fin a little shorter than pectoral. Caudal fin pointed, about twice length of head.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: VI; number of spines and rays in the second dorsal fin: I, 12; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: I, 13; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 22; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 57; 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.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius microlepia Bleeker, 1849
Gobius microlepis Day, 1888
Oxyurichthys microlepis Talwar and Jhingran, 1991
Gobius microlepis Bleeker, 1849
Gobius cristatus Day, 1878
Oxyurichthys microlepis Koumans, 1941
Euctenogobius cristatus Day, 1873
(Junior synonym)
Gobius cristatus (Day, 1873)
(Junior synonym)
Gobius longicauda Steindachner, 1893
(Junior synonym)
Gobius microlepis Bleeker, 1849
(Senior synonym)
Gobius nuchalis Barnard, 1927
(Junior synonym)
Oxyurichthys longicauda (Steindachner, 1893)
(Junior synonym)
Oxyurichthys microlepis (Bleeker, 1849)
(Senior synonym)
Oxyurichthys microlepis Bleeker, 1857
Gobius microlepis Bleeker, 1854
Gobius acutipennis Cantor, 1850
Gobius microlepis Gunther, 1861
Gobius microlepis Day, 1889
Gobiichthys microlepis Jordan and Seale, 1905
Oxyurichthus cristatus Jordan and Seale, 1907
Oxyurichthys microlepis Herre, 1927
Euctenogobius cristatus Fowler and Bean, 1927
Gobius (Gobiichthys) microlepis Wu, 1931
Oxyurichthys microlepis Tomiyama, 1936
Oxyurichthys microlepis Koumans, 1935
Oxyurichthys microlepis Koumans, 1941

Common Name (s)
• Maned Goby (English)
• Small-scaled Goby
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, aquarium)

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1948-1950)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

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