Trypauchen vagina   (Bloch & Schneider,  1801) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Gobiidae

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Description
Size: 22-22.2 cm.

Color: Uniform pink or reddish. Dorsal and anal with grayish outer margin. Caudal, pectoral and ventral yellowish.

Body very elongate and compressed. Head compressed, without scales, with a median crest on occiput. Head 6.2 in standard length, 7.4 in total length. Depth of body 8.3 in standard length, 10.0 in total length. Eyes very small, covered by skin. Maxillary extending to below eye. Teeth in jaws in 2 or 3 rows, outer row enlarged. Head, nape and breats naked. 2 continuous dorsal fins. Anal and dorsal fins connected with caudal fin. Pectoral fin about half length of head. Ventral fin less than pectoral. Caudal fin somewhat round. 80-115 scales along lateral series.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: VI, 46; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: I, 44; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 16; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 86; number of horizontal scale rows usually counted from origin of the dorsal fin to the lateral line and from anal origin to the lateral line: 20.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.


Synonym (s)
Gobioides ruber Hamilton-Buchanan, 1822
Gobius vagina Bloch & Schneider, 1801
(Senior synonym)
Trypauchen vagina Day, 1889
Trypauchen wakae Jordan & Snyder, 1901
Gobioides ruber Hamilton, 1822
(Junior synonym)
Gobius vagina Bloch, 1801
Trypauchen vagina Day, 1876
Trypauchen vagina (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
(Senior synonym)
Trypauchen wakae Jordan & Snyder, 1901
(Junior synonym)
Gobius vagina Bloch and Schneider, 1801
Trypauchen vagina Talwar, 1973
Trypauchen vagina Day, 1878
Trypauchen vagina Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1837
Trypauchen vagina Bleeker, 1849
Trypauchen vagina Cantor, 1850
Trypauchen vagina Bleeker, 1860
Trypauchen vagina M. Weber, 1913
Trypauchen vagina Herre, 1927
Gobioides ruber Hora, 1929
Trypauchen vagina Wu, 1931
Trypauchen vagina vagina Tomiyama, 1936
Trypauchen vagina Koumans, 1944
Trypauchen vagina Koumans, 1941

Common Name (s)
• Burrowing Goby (English)
• Sada Chewa (Bengali)
• Tambade (Konkani)
• Red Goby (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Zoobenthos
Predator:  Johnius dussumieri, Otolithes cuvieri

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Dahanu Creek (Lat: 19.97) (Long: 72.72) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Danda Creek (Lat: 19.6) (Long: 72.72) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Savta Creek (Lat: 19.95) (Long: 72.77) INDIA
• INDIA
• PAKISTAN
• BANGLADESH
• Maharashtra, Uran Khadi INDIA
• Maharashtra, Alibag Creek INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 22/04/1984)
• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 09/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Falta INDIA (Record: 24/03/1985)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Kerala, Munambam INDIA
• Kerala, Alappuzha INDIA
• Kerala, Ambalappuzha INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Kerala, Ponnani Estuary INDIA (Record: 03/1997-02/1999)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• SRI LANKA
• Maharashtra, Amba Estuary INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar INDIA
• West Bengal, Chhota Mollakhali INDIA (Record: 12/09/1984)
• Orissa, Ekakula INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Mohana (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA (Record: 1981-1982)
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1948-1950)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)

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