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Taenioides anguillaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Eel worm goby

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Gobiidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Freshwater, Brackish water, Marine Native Not Evaluated
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Uttarbhag, Sunderbans, Calcutta (West Bengal) & Andaman. China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Uttarbhag, Sunderbans, Kolkata in West Bengal and Andaman China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Gobius anguillaris Linnaeus, 1758
Gobioides anguillaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taenioides angullaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cepola coecula Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Gobioides coeculus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Taenioides caeculus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Cepola hermanniana Shaw, 1803
Type specimen
Taenioides anguillaris (Linnaeus, 1758) anguillaris, Gobius Linnaeus [C.] 1758:264 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1] China. Holotype (unique): ZMUU Linn. Coll. 185. Synonym: Taenioides anguillaris (Linnaeus, 1758), Gobius anguillaris Linnaeus, 1758, Gobioides anguillaris (Linnaeus, 1758), Taenioides angullaris (Linnaeus, 1758), Cepola coecula Bloch & Schneider, 1801, Gobioides coeculus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801), Taenioides caeculus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801), Cepola hermanniana Shaw, 1803.  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 Teeth in bands on both jaws, 6 or 7 canines on each side of upper jaw, and 4 or 5 canines on each side of lower jaw. Dorsal and anal fins enveloped in skin and confluent with caudal fin; caudal fin pointed. Body scaleless D VI 41-46; A I 39-44; P 15-16; V I 5 Kottelat et al., 1993