Bathygobius petrophilus   (Bleeker,  1853) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 6.1-9.6 cm

Color: Dark brown to lighter; often with obscure dark marks on upper part of body. Fins brownish, first dorsal with 2 or 3 dusky bands. Rays of second dorsal, caudal and pectoral with dark spots.

Head 3.1-3.4 in standard length, 3.8-4.2 in total length. Depth of body 4.3-4.9 in standard length, 5.3-6.0 in total length. Eye diameter 3.7-4.1 in head, equal to or a little longer than snout and 0.5 in interorbital space. Outer row of teeth in both jaws enlarged. Second dorsal fin a little higher than first dorsal fin. Pectoral fin shorter than head, upper rays free. More than 25 predorsal scales.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: VI; number of spines and rays in the second dorsal fin: I, 9-10; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: I, 8-9; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 19-21; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 37-39; number of horizontal scale rows usually counted from origin of the dorsal fin to the lateral line and from anal origin to the lateral line: 12.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Bathygobius petrophilus (Bleeker, 1853)
(Senior synonym)
Gobius petrophilus Bleeker, 1853
(Senior synonym)
Bathygobius petrophilus Koumans, 1953
Gobius petrophilus Gunther, 1861
Gobius petrophilus var. ocellata Kner, 1868
Gobius cotticeps Steindachner, 1889
Chlamydes laticeps Jenkins, 1904
Chlamydes leytensis Herre, 1927
Gobius petrophilus Fowler, 1928
Gobius cotticeps Tomiyama, 1936
Chlamydes laticeps Koumans, 1940

Common Name (s)
• Mannunni (Malayalam)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine


• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Allen, GR and Mohammed, A (2003) Coral Reef Fishes of Indonesia Zoological Studies 42(1) 26299 Available at - Digital Information Resource Center, Pune.
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp 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
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1965) New records of fishes from the seas around India - Part II Journal of Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 7(1) 108-123 Available at -
  • Jones, S. (1969) Catalogue of fishes from the Laccadive Archipelago in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute. Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 8 1-35 Available at -

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