Stigmatogobius hoevenii [Status Unaccepted]   (Bleeker,  1851) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 60 mm.

Color: Yellowish brown. Nape with a dark stripe from nape to upper end of base of pectoral fin, followed by some short ones parallel to it, to before first dorsal fin. These stripes run obliquely downward and backward. Under first dorsal fin an oblique dark stipe, running downward. Under first dorsal fin an oblique dark stripe, running downward and forward, ending behind pectoral fin. Behind this stripe a number (about 6) of dark transversal stripes on back. Each scale has a dark margin, which form a network of oblique dark stripes on body. Before the beginning of caudal rays two dark spots, placed in a vertical line. First dorsal fin with dark blotch halfway the fin, margin diaphanous.

Body elongate, anteriorly cylindrical, posteriorly compressed, height 4 in length, 5 in total length. Head depressed, 3 1/2 in length, 4 1/2 in total length. Profile convex. Eye 3 1/2 in head, interorbital more than 1 eye diameter. Snout obtuse, shorter than eye, tip before or below lower margin of eye. Mouth a little oblique, upper jaw prominent. Maxillary extends to below posterior part of eye or not so far. Teeth in several rows, in lower jaw laterally inner row enlarged. Tongue rounded. Longitudinal mucous canals on cheek. A row of 4 open pores on each side in interorbital space above and behind the eye. Head scaled above behind eye and on opercle with cycloid scales. Scales of nape and breast cycloid, other scales ctenoid. First dorsal fin much lower than body, middle rays are the longest, sometimes filiform. Second dorsal and anal fin lower than body. Pectoral fin rounded, about as long as head. Ventral fin shorter than head. Caudal fin obtuse, about as long as head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius hoevenii Bleeker, 1851
Gobius hoevenii Gunther, 1861
Gobius notospilus Gunther, 1877
Gobius (Hoeveni Blkr.) M. Weber, 1908
Gobius hoevenii Fowler, 1928
Stigmatogobius hoeveni Koumans, 1932
Vaimosa chulae H. M. Smith, 1932
Tamanka sinensis Herre, 1935
Vaimosa zebra Aurich, 1938
Vaimosa hoeveni Herre, 1939
Tamanka sinensis Koumans, 1940
Vaimosa fusca Herre, 1940
Stigmatogobius hoevenii Koumans, 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1953)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) 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
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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