Taenioides buchanani   (Day)  1873 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 30 cm.

Color: Brownish olive above, below reddish, ventral fin black.

Body sub cylindrical anteriorly, compressed posteriorly, height about 10 in length, about 11 1/2 in total length. Head about 6 in length, 7-7 1/2 in total length, 1 3/4 in distance from base of ventral fin to vent. Teeth on each side 4-5 canines of outer row in upper jaw, in lower jaw on each side 5 canines, behind these outer rows a band of small teeth. A pair of canines at symphysis of lower jaw. A row of 3 barbels on each side below head, the first ones close together at the chin. Dorsal fin with 48 rays, anal fin with 36 rays, caudal fin pointed. Pectoral fin short, above 3 in head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Amblyopus buchanani Day 1873
Gobioides buchanani Day 1876
Taenioides buchanani Talwar and Jhingran 1991
Taenioides buchanani Koumans 1953
Amblyopus buchanani Day 1873
(Senior synonym)
Gobioides buchanani (Day) 1873
(Senior synonym)
Taenioides buchanani (Day) 1873
(Senior synonym)
Gobioides buchanani Day 1878
Taenioides buchanani Koumans 1941

Common Name (s)
• Burmese Goby Eel (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine, Coastal


• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sagar Island (Lat: 21.72) (Long: 88.1) INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1995)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 1977)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 2003)
• INDIA (Record: 1953)

Literature Source(s)
  • Rama Rao, KV (1995) Pisces Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilika lake ZSI, Calcutta 483-506 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Mukherjee, P (1995) Intertidal fishes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 345-388 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Koumans, FP (1953) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A. J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 10 423 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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