Ctenogobiops crocineus   Smith,  1959 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size: Max length 10.0 cm SL (male/unsexed)

Color: Pale yellowish with 8 dark spots in a row on middle of sides, another row of smaller spots above and a few dark spots along base of dorsal fins. A few dark spots on nape. Fins pale yellowish.

Head 4.0 in standard length, 5.1 in total length. Depth of body 5.7 in standard length, 6.9 in total length. Eye diameter 4.5 in head and equal to snout. Eyes adjacent. Gill openings wide, reaching to front of preopercle margin. Mouth slightly oblique, maxillary reaching to below hind third of eye. Two moderate canines in front on each side of upper jaw. A narrow band of fine teeth in lower jaw, the anterior ones larger. Second dorsal spine longest, slightly shorter than head. Pectoral fin equal to head. Ventral fin slightly shorter than pectoral. Head, nape, chest and base of pectoral naked. Caudal fin somewhat rounded.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: VI; number of spines and rays in the second dorsal fin: I, 12; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: I, 11; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 18; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 55; 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: 13.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Ctenogobiops crocineus Smith, 1959
(Senior synonym)
Ctenogobius crocineus (Smith, 1959)
(Senior synonym)
Rhinogobius crocineus (Smith, 1959)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Silverspot Shrimp Goby (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Fishes and crustaceans


• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
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  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1970) New records of fishes from the seas around India - part VII Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 12(1-2) 187-196 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/952/1/Article_27.pdf

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