Amblygobius bynoensis   Richardson,  1844 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 9.4-10 cm.

Color: Yellowish red above, pearly below. Head with 2 brownish violet bands, bordered with blue, the upper one from eye to beneath first dorsal fin, the lower one from behind maxillary across opercle to base of pectoral fin, ending in a spot on base of this fin. Cheek and opercle with blue spots surrounded by violet, on preopercle an oblique blue streak. Upper part of head and nape on each side with 5-7 blackish violet ocelli, placed in a longitudinal row. Beneath first dorsal fin 2-3 dark, short transverse streaks, beneath second dorsal fin 4-5 short, oblong, transverse bands. At base of caudal fin a brown spot. Dorsal fins with many pearly spots. Dorsal fins and anal fin with violet margin.

Body elongate, compressed, height 4-4 3/4 in length, 5-5 3/4 in total length. Head compressed, 3.4-4 in length, 4 3/4 - 5 in total length. Eye 3 1/2 -4 in head, interorbital 2/5 - 2/3 eye diameter. Anterior nostril in a short tube. Snout a little longer than eye, tip before lower margin of eye. Mouth oblique, jaws subequal. Maxillary extends to below anterior half of eye. Teeth in upper jaw in 3 rows, outer enlarged, 4-5 caninoid teeth on each side. In lower jaw 2-3 rows, outer enlarged, laterally on each side 1-2 canines. A large open pore on inner side of anterior nostril, 2 in median line in interorbital, 5 pores in supra opercular groove, 3 along posterior margin of preopercle. Head scaled above behind eye, a few rudimentary scales at upper margin of opercle. Scales of head, nape, breast and belly cycloid, other scales ctenoid. Bases of dorsal fins sub continuous. First dorsal fin a little lower than body. Second dorsal and anal fin not higher than first dorsal fin, pointed posteriorly. Pectoral fin rounded, not longer than head. Ventral fin a little shorter than head. Caudal fin obtuse, about as long as head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius bynoensis Richardson, 1844
Gobius stethophthalmus Bleeker, 1851
Gobius bynoensis Gunther, 1861
Gobius bynoensis Steindachner, 1870
Apocryptes lineatus Alleyne and Macleay, 1877
Apocryptes bivittatus Macleay, 1878
Gobius bynoensis Day, 1878
Gobius harmandi Sauvage, 1880
Gobius bynoensis Day, 1889
Gobius (Amblygobius) bynoensis M. Weber, 1913
Amblygobius bynoensis McCulloch and Ogilby, 1919
Amblygobius bynoensis Herre, 1927
Amblygobius bynoensis Koumans, 1941
Apocryptes lineatus Koumans, 1940

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Cultured:  No

Habitat:  Demersal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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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