Stigmatogobius javanicus [Status Unaccepted]   (Bleeker,  1856) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 52 mm.

Color: Greenish above, reddish green below. Head with dark stripe from eye to maxillary and dark oblong spots on cheek. Body with numerous minute spots and laterally 2-3 longitudinal rows, each of 5 blotches. The blotches of the rows alternate. Below first dorsal fin a dark stripe obliquely forward. Two spots in a vertical line at base of caudal fin. First dorsal fin with dark spot between third and fifth ray. Rays of second dorsal and caudal fin spotted. Base of pectoral fin with two dark spots.

Body elongate, anteriorly cylindrical, posteriorly compressed, height 4 in length, 5 in total length. Head subcylindrical, 4 1/4 in length, 5 1/4 - 5 1/3 in total length. Profile convex. Eye about 3 in head, interorbital 1/3 eye diameter. Snout obtuse, shorter than eye, tip before or a little below inferior margin of eye. Lips thin. Mouth a little oblique, upper jaw prominent. Maxillary extends to below anterior half of eye. Teeth in front in several rows, outer row a little enlarged. In lower jaw inner row not enlarged. No canines. Tongue rounded. Two mucous canals longitudinally on cheek. Some open pores round the eyes. Head scaled above behind eye and on opercle. scales of head, breast and belly cycloid, laterally on body ctenoid. Middle rays of first dorsal fin are the longest. Second dorsal and anal fin higher than first dorsal fin. Pectoral fin and ventral fin about as long as head. Caudal fin obtuse.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius javanicus Bleeker, 1856
Gobius javanicus Gunther, 1861
Gobius melanosticta Day, 1878
Gobius flavescens De Vis, 1884
Gobius melanostictus Day, 1889
Gobius javanicus M. Weber, 1894
Vaimosa microstomia Seale, 1909
Gobius chilkensis Jenkins, 1910
Gobius javanicus M. Weber, 1911
Gobius javanicus M. Weber, 1913
Gobius javanicus de Beaufort, 1913
Gobius flavescens McCulloch, 1919
Ctenogobius chilkensis Hora, 1923
Vaimosa microstomia Herre, 1927
Vaimosa Javanica Fowler, 1928
Gobius (Pseudogobius) javanicus Koumans, 1930
Parvigobius immeritus Whitely, 1930
Parvigobius immeritus Whitley, 1931
Stigmatogobius javanicus Koumans, 1941
Gobius rouxi Koumans, 1935
Gobius tessellata Tomiyama, 1936
Pseudogobius javanicus Aurich, 1938
Gobius flavescens Koumans, 1940

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1948-1950)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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