Taenioides anguillaris   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 31-40 cm.

Color: Pinkish, caudal fin darker

Elongated body, with naked body, height 13-15 in length, head 6.5-7.5 in length. 7 canines in outer row in upper jaw on each side, 3 short barbels on each side below the head. Dorsal fin with 46-50 rays, anal fin with 38-45 rays. Pectoral fin short, about 3 in head. Dorsal spines (total): 6-6, Dorsal soft rays (total): 40-47, Anal spines: 1, Anal soft rays: 37-44, Vertebrae: 30.

Dioecious, external fertilization, guarders.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius anguillaris Linnaeus, 1758
Taenioides anguillaris Koumans, 1953
Cepola coecula Bloch & Schneider, 1801
(Junior synonym)
Cepola hermanniana Shaw, 1803
(Junior synonym)
Gobioides anguillaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
(Senior synonym)
Gobioides coeculus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
(Junior synonym)
Gobius anguillaris Linnaeus, 1758
(Senior synonym)
Taenioides anguillaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
(Senior synonym)
Taenioides hermannii Lacepede, 1800
Amblyopus caeculus Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1837
Amblyopus hermannianus Cantor, 1850
Amblyopus caeculus Gunther, 1861
Taenioides anguillaris Bleeker, 1878
Gobioides anguillaris Day, 1889
Gobioides caeculus Day, 1878
Taenioides caeculus Chabanaud, 1927
Taenioides caeculus Herre, 1927
Taenioides hermannii Fowler, 1928
Gobioides anguillaris Hardenberg, 1931
Taenioides anguillaris Koumans, 1941

Common Name (s)
• Anguilla eelgoby (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA (Record: 1995)
• West Bengal, Uttarbhag INDIA (Record: 23/02/1934)
• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 10/09/1980)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003)
• INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 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
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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