Pseudapocryptes lanceolatus [Status Unaccepted]   (Bloch & Schneider,  1801) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 200 mm.

Color: Brownish gray with brown marking on back and cheek, belly yellowish. Dorsal fins, pectoral and caudal fin greenish. Rays of second dorsal and caudal fin with brown spots. Ventral and anal fin yellowish.

Body very elongate, height 7 in length. Head 5.5 in length. Eyes 6-7 in head. Snout 1.5 in eye diameter. Mouth nearly horizontal. Upper jaw a little prominent. Maxillary extends to below posterior margin of eye. Teeth in each jaw about 24 pointed teeth. In upper jaw in front much larger than laterally. In lower jaw horizontal, pointed, behind symphysis a canine on each side. Dorsal fin much lower than body, membrane of last ray of first dorsal fin scarcely united with the second fin. Dorsal fin with 37 rays. Anal fin with 30 rays. Caudal fin pointed, much longer than head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Apocryptes dentatus Day, 1876
Apocryptes lanceolatus Day, 1876
Eleotris lanceolatus Bloch and Schneider, 1801
Pseudapocryptes lanceolatus Talwar and Jhingran, 1991
Pseudapocryptes lanceolatus Visweswara Rao, 1977
Gobius changua Hamilton Buchanan, 1822
Apocryptes changua Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1837
Apocryptes changua Bleeker, 1849
Apocryptes lanceolatus Cantor, 1850
Apocryptes lanceolatus Gunther, 1861
Apocryptes lanceolatus Day, 1878
Apocryptes dentatus Day, 1878
Apocryptes lanceolatus Hora, 1923
Apocryptes lanceolatus Fowler, 1928
Boleophthalmus taylori Fowler, 1934
Pseudapocryptes lanceolatus Tomiyama, 1936
Aprocryptodon edwardi Fowler, 1937
Boleophthalmus smithi Koumans, 1940
Pseudapocryptes lanceolatus Koumans, 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 09/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Basanti INDIA (Record: 19/06/1986)
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 25/06/1986)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Kerala, Ponnani Estuary INDIA (Record: 03/1997-02/1999)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1948-1950)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

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