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Parapocryptes serperaster (Richardson, 1846)


Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Gobiidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Brackish water, Marine Native Not Evaluated
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Coastal waters of India Indo-West Pacific: India, Indochina, China, Malaysia and Indonesia. Reported from Myanmar and Mekong delta.
Coastal waters of India. China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Mekong delta.
Apocryptes serperaster Richardson, 1846
Apocryptes henlei Bleeker, 1849
Apocryptes macrolepis Bleeker, 1851
Parapocryptes macrolepis (Bleeker, 1851)
Parapocryptes cantonensis Herre, 1932
Boleophthalmus smithi Fowler, 1934
Type specimen
Parapocryptes serperaster (Richardson, 1846) serperaster, Apocryptes Richardson [J.] 1846:206 [Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 15th meeting [1845]] Macao. Syntypes: (2) BMNH 1965.8.12.51 [ex Cambridge Philosophical Inst.] (1). Synonym: Parapocryptes serperaster (Richardson, 1846), Apocryptes serperaster Richardson, 1846, Apocryptes henlei Bleeker, 1849, Apocryptes macrolepis Bleeker, 1851, Parapocryptes macrolepis (Bleeker, 1851), Parapocryptes cantonensis Herre, 1932, Boleophthalmus smithi Fowler, 1934.  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 color greenish yellow; 5 large, midlateral, longitudinally ovoid, brown spots, anteriormost ventral to 01, posteriormost on caudal peduncle; 5 dark brown, saddle-like blotches on dorsum; caudal fin dusky with a yellow dorsal and ventral margin; anal fin h D 25-28; A 25-29 http://www.fishbase.org/summary/25082