Periophthalmus dipus   Bleeker,  1854 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 120mm.

Color: Bluish brown with dark blotches, belly lighter. Head and body with shiny spots. First dorsal fin yellowish orange, with a faint brown band below the margin, on the base a number of shiny spots. Second dorsal fin yellowish orange, with black longitudinal band, bordered with white. Caudal fin bluish brown, yellowish in its upper part. Rays of pectoral and ventral fin spotted. Anal fin greenish yellow.

Body elongate, height 5 1/2-7 in total length. head about 4 1/2 in total length. Snout truncate. Teeth in both jaws 10-12, in upper jaw no canines, in lower jaw anterior teeth caninoid. Scales of body a little larger posteriorly. Dorsal fins nearly continuous at the base. First dorsal fin a little convex, first ray is short than the second, second and third rays about as high as body. Second dorsal fin lower than the first, higher than anal fin. Ventral fin without basal membrane, the two halves of the fin are separated till the base.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 2000)
• 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
  • Tikader, BK and Das, AK (1985) Glimpses of animal life of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ZSI, Kolkata 1-170 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
  • Das, AK and Roy, MKD (1989) A general account of the mangrove fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fauna of conservation areas Zoological survey of India 1-152 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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