Cryptocentrus pavoninoides   (Bleeker,  1849) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 140 mm.

Color: Dark olivous above, reddish green below. Head and nape with small pearl like spots, bordered with violet or blue. Laterally on body 10-11 blackish transversal bands, narrower than the interspaces. Fins red to yellowish red. Only ventral fin purplish, middle and tip black. First dorsal fin half way between each ray with oblong black spots. Second dorsal fin with hyaline spots.

Body elongate, compressed, height 5 in length, 6 3/4 in total length. Head obtuse, convex, 4 in length, 5 in total length. Profile convex. Eye 4 in head, interorbital 1/3 eye diameter. Snout truncate, much shorter than eye, tip before inferior margin of eye. Anterior nostril in a short tube. Mouth very oblique, lower jaw a little prominent. Maxillary extends to below posterior margin of eye. Lips thick. Teeth in many rows, in upper jaw outer row enlarged, in front caninoid. In lower jaw outer row extends to halfway the jaw, not caninoid, inner row enlarged. Longitudinal mucous canals on cheek. No pore in interorbital. Behind eye an open pore at the beginning of supraopercular groove. Head scaled above behind eye. Scales of head, nape and body cycloid. First dorsal fin lower than body, middle rays are the longest. Second dorsal and anal fin not higher than first dorsal fin, pointed posteriorly. Pectoral fin obtuse, a little shorter than head. Ventral fin obtuse, a little longer than head. Caudal fin oblong, not much longer than head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius pavoninoides Bleeker, 1849
Cryptocentrus venustus Seale, 1914
Cryptocentrus cebuanus Herre, 1927
Cryptocentrus cebuanus Koumans, 1940
Cryptocentrus pavoninoides Koumans, 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• 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
  • 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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