Istigobius goldmanni   Bleeker,  1852 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 55 mm

Color: Olivaceous, lighter below, numerous small black spots on dorsum, four dusky bars on abdomen, a prominent black line on cheek, a row of black blotches on dorsal and anal fin, caudal fin with scattered black spots, pectoral fin with two dusky spots on base, pelvic fins dusky.

Body elongate, anteriorly cylindrical and posteriorly compressed, head obtuse, anterior nostril in a very short tube, lips thick. Predorsal cycloid scales 7-9, trunk ctenoid. In male, anal fin when appressed reaching almost the caudal fin; appressed 2nd dorsal fin overlapping caudal. Anal and 2nd dorsal fins of female when appressed reaching to within a distance of 2-3 scales of caudal fin. Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9-10; Vertebrae: 26.

Synonym (s)
Acentrogobius goldmanni (Bleeker, 1852)
Gobius goldmanni Bleeker, 1852

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu 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
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (1993) Further new records of fishes from Bay Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 9(1&2) 50-57 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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