Acentrogobius reichei   (Bleeker)  1853 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 83 mm.

Color: Green above, lighter below. Cheek and opercle with violet streaks. Violet stripe from eye over lips to chin to meet the stripe of the other side. Laterally on back many small olivous spots, in middle of sides 5 larger spots in a longitudinal line. Fins yellowish. First dorsal fin at tip violet. Rays of second dorsal, pectoral and caudal fin spotted. Dark spot on upper part of base of pectoral and caudal fin spotted. Dark spot on upper part of the base of pectoral fin, dark stripe on lower part of the base.

Body elongated anteriorly cylindrical, posteriorly compressed, height 5 in length, 6 in total length. Head a little depressed, 3 4/5 in length, 4 3/5 in total length. Profile a little convex. Eye 3 in head, inter-orbital less than 1/3 eye diameter. Snout obtuse, shorter than eye, tip before middle of eye. Anterior nostril in a rim. Mouth oblique, lower jaw prominent. Maxillary extends to below anterior part of eye. Teeth in several rows, outer row enlarged. In lower jaw on each side a canine. Tongue obtuse to scarcely emarginate. Below eye an oblique narrow band of mucous canals running to maxillary. A broad band, bordered by two strong developed canals runs longitudinally on cheek. A canal along posterior margin of preopercle. Some short canals on opercle. An open pore on each side medially of nostrils, an open pore in median line in front and behind the interorbital space. On each side a pore behind eye, a large one close behind eye at the beginning of supraopercular groove, some along supraopercular groove and posterior margin of preopercle. Head scaled from a little behind the eyes with very thin cycloid scales, which fall out readily. Median part of nape with similar scales, the last ones (2-3), close before first dorsal fin, are more firm and ctenoid. Cheek and opercle naked. Scales of breast and belly cycloid, laterally on body ctenoid. First dorsal fin lower than body, second and third rays are the longest. Second dorsal and anal fin a little lower than first dorsal fin, pointed posteriorly. Pectoral fin obtuse, without free silk like rays, shorter than head. Ventral fin obtuse, a little longer than pectoral fin. Caudal fin obtusely rounded, shorter than head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius reichei Bleeker 1843
Gobius reichei Bleeker 1853
Gobius reichei Gunther 1861
Gobius neilli Day 1868
Gobius neilli Day 1878
Gobius reichei M. Weber 1894
Gobius caninus M. Weber 1895
Rhinogobius baliuroides Jordan and Richardson 1908
Gobius (Acentrogobius) neilli Sundara Ray 1916
Rhinogobius baliuroides Herre 1927
Rhinogobius melanobranchus Fowler 1934
Ctenogobius reichei Koumans 1935
Aboma aliciae Herre 1936
Ctenogobius baliuroides Herre 1936
Ctenogobius reichei Aurich 1938
Rhinogobius atribranchiostegus Koumans 1940
Aboma aliciae Koumans
Acentrogobius reichei Koumans 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1953)
• INDIA (Record: 1953)

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
  • Hoese, DF and Winterbottom, R (1979) A new species of Lioteres (pisces, Gobiidae) from Kwazulu, with a revised checklist of South African gobies and comments on the generic relationships and endemism of western Indian Ocean gobies Royal Ontario Museum Life Sciences Occasional Paper Available at - ZOOR:ZOOR11600037501
  • 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

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