Gnatholepis baliurus   (Cuv. & Val.)  1837 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 95 mm.

Color: In upper parts reddish green to olive, lower parts greenish. Laterally 3-4 dark dots in a longitudinal line. Fins yellowish. Rays of second dorsal and caudal fin spotted. In middle of base of caudal fin a round blackish dot.

Body elongate, anteriorly cylindrical, posteriorly compressed, height 5 - 5 1/2 in length, 6-7 in total length. Head compressed, 3 1/4 - 3 1/2 in length, 4 1/5 - 4 1/2 in total length. Profile convex. Eye 3-4 in head, interorbital 1/3 eye diameter. Snout convex, shorter than eye, tip before lower part of eye. Mouth oblique, lower jaw a little prominent. Maxillary extends to below anterior part of eye or to middle of eye. Teeth of outer row enlarged. Tongue obtuse. Gill openings far continued forward below, isthmus narrow. Short mucous canals radiate under eye, two longitudinal rows on cheek running between three longitudinal rows of scales. Interorbital with an open pore, open pore in supraopercular groove. Head scaled above behind the eyes and on cheek and opercle with large cycloid scales. Scales of nape, breast and belly cycloid, other scales ctenoid. First dorsal fin lower than body, anterior rays are the longest. Second dorsal fin and anal fin higher than dorsal fin, about as high as body. Pectoral fin obtuse, about as long as head. Ventral fin obtusely rounded, not shorter than head without snout. Caudal fin obtuse, about as long as head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Gobius baliurus Cuvier & Valencienne 1837
Gobius baliurus Bleeker 1840
Gobius baliurus Gunther 1861
Gobius baliurus M. Weber 1913

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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
  • Goren, M (1979) The Gobiinae of the Red Sea (Pisces: Gobiidae) Senckenbergiana Biologica 60 13-64 Available at - ZOOR11600037352
  • Tongnunui, P; Ikejima, K; Yamane, T; Horinouch, M; Medej, T; Sano, M; Kurokura, H and Taniuchi, T (2002) Fish fauna of the Sikao Creek mangrove estuary,Trang, Thailand Fisheries Science 68 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

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