Acentrogobius globiceps [Status Unaccepted]   (Hora,  1923) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Koichi Shibukawa

Size: 43 mm.

Color: Spirits yellowish with 4-5 short vertical bands on side of body. Along back some small black spots. Ventral fin blackish in some specimens, other fins dusky. A white submarginal band on second dorsal fin. An oblique white band on upper half of caudal fin. On body some rows of shiny spots. In life back and sides of body yellowish green, belly reddish green. On head and body blackish brown spots. On body several pearl like blue dots, which are very shiny. Fins with minute dark spots. First dorsal fin with blackish spot behind the fifth ray. Fins grayish. Second dorsal and caudal fin with white stripe. Margin of anal fin darker. Iris gray-black with golden margin.

Body a little compressed, height 4 in length. Head cylindrical, 3 1/2-4 in length. Eye 3.3 in head, interorbital 1/3 eye diameter. Snout short, rounded, tip before lower margin of eye. Anterior nostril tubular. Mouth oblique, lower jaw a little prominent. Maxillary extends to below anterior margin of pupil. Teeth in several rows, outer enlarged, distant, in lower jaw outer row extends to half way the jaw. Tongue emarginate. Mucous canals, two longitudinal canals on cheek, crossed by about 7 transversal ones. Two open pores medially in interorbital, one on each side at the inner margin of posterior nostril. One on each side between the medially posterior pore and the row of 3 pores in supra-opercular groove. Three pores along posterior margin of preopercle. First dorsal fin lower than body, second ray is the longest. Second dorsal and anal fin posteriorly higher than body. Caudal fin pointed, 1 1/2 times length of head. Scales of body feebly ctenoid. Head scaled above from little behind the eyes. Opercle scaled at least on its upper half.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Clenoglobius globiceps Hora, 1923
Acentrogobius globiceps Koumans, 1940
Ctenogobius krajiensis Herre, 1940
Acentrogobius globiceps Koumans, 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1985-1987)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1948-1950)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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