Eviota zonura   Jordan & Seale,  1906 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 2o mm.

Color: In preserved specimens yellowish white, a distinct dark spot on caudal peduncle, three scales from base of caudal fin, six dusky bands extending a short distance vertically up from base of anal fin, these are usually darker at base of fin, shadings of dark spots on sides and top of head (this varies greatly and is absent in some specimens), caudal fin black, spinous dorsal at anterior base is white, the upper two-thirds and posterior base is black, soft dorsal shaded slightly with dusky, caudal with indications of many narrow vertical lines, the fins white.

Body compressed, height 4.5 in length. Head 3.50 in length. Eye 3 in head. Mouth oblique, maxillary extends to below middle of eye. Teeth small. Dorsal fins scarcely connected at the bases. First dorsal fin a little lower than body. Second dorsal and anal fin lower than first dorsal fin. Pectoral fin and ventral fin longer than head. Caudal fin rounded, a little shorter than pectoral fin.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Allogobius viridis Waite, 1904
Eviota zonura Jordan and Seale, 1906
Eviota zonura Kendall and Goldsborough, 1911
Eviota zonura Snyder, 1912
Eviota zonura M. Weber, 1913
Eviota viridis Fowler, 1928
Eviota zonura Koumans, 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated,Rocky


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Allen, GR and Mohammed, A (2003) Coral Reef Fishes of Indonesia Zoological Studies 42(1) 26299 Available at - Digital Information Resource Center, 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
  • 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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