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Taenioides cirratus (Blyth, 1860)

Bearded 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 Data deficient (DD)
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Calcutta & Port Blair islands of east Africa, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Bangladesh, New Guinea and New Caledonia.
Kolkata and Port Blair Australia, offshore islands of east Africa, Japan, South Korea, Bangladesh, New Guinea and New Caledonia
Amblyopus cirratus Blyth, 1860
Gobioides cirratus (Blyth, 1860)
Amblyopus brachygaster Günther, 1861
Taenioides brachygaster (Günther, 1861)
Taenioides snyderi Jordan & Hubbs, 1925
Type specimen
Taenioides cirratus (Blyth, 1860) cirratus, Amblyopus Blyth [E.] 1860:147 [Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal v. 29 (no. 2)] Probably from fish market at Calcutta, India. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Synonym: Taenioides cirratus (Blyth, 1860), Amblyopus cirratus Blyth, 1860, Gobioides cirratus (Blyth, 1860), Amblyopus brachygaster Günther, 1861, Taenioides brachygaster (Günther, 1861), Taenioides snyderi Jordan & Hubbs, 1925.  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 Teeth in bands on both jaws, about 5 canines on each side of upper, and about 4 canines on each side of lower jaw. Dorsal and anal fins densely enveloped in skin, both separated from caudal fin by a deep notch. Caudal fin rhomboid. Scales absent. D VI 43-47; A I 42-45; P 13; V I 5 Mauge, 1986