Pseudogobius javanicus   Bleeker,  1856 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Max. size: 6.0 cm SL

Body shape elongated. Color when fresh greenish and somewhat transparent. Body with numerous minute spots, 1st dorsal with a black blotch, caudal fin base with 2 vertically black spots. Longitudinal scales 27-28, transverse scales 7, predorsal scales 6-7. Maxillary extends to the vertical of anterial half of eye, upper jaw prominent, lips thin. Snout obtuse, overhanging the upper lips. Head scaled above behind eye and opercle. Scales on head, breast and belly cycloid, on lateral side of body ctenoid. Middle spines of 1st dorsal longest, 2nd dorsal and anal higher than 1st dorsal, pectoral and ventral about as long as head. Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 7, Dorsal soft rays (total): 7 - 7, Anal spines: 1, Anal soft rays: 7 – 8, Vertebrae: 26.

Dioecious, external fertilisation, guarders, clutch tenders. The male guards the clutch only as long as the young have not hatched.

Synonym (s)
Gobius chilkensis Jenkins, 1910
Gobius javanicus Bleeker, 1856
Mugilogobius piapensis (Herre, 1927)
Stigmatogobius javanicus (Bleeker, 1856)
Stigmatogobius micrognathus Visweswara Rao, 1971
Vaimosa piapensis Herre, 1927

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic
Trophic Level:  Tertiary Consumer
Prey:  Nekton


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Tongnunui, P; Ikejima, K; Yamane, T; Horinouch, M; Medej, T; Sano, M; Kurokura, H and Taniuchi, T (2002) Fish fauna of the Sikao Creek mangrove estuary,Trang, Thailand Fisheries Science 68 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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