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Asterropteryx semipunctata Rüppell, 1830

Starry Goby

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Gobiidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Not Evaluated
Distribution
Waterbody Coastal zone Area surveyed
Indian ocean
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Laccadive sea. India: Known from the Laccadive Sea. Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Hawaiian, Line, and Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa.
Laccadive Sea. Red Sea to the Hawaiian, Line,Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa.
Synonyms
Asterropterix semipunctatus  Rüppell, 1830
Asteropteryx semipunctatus Rüppell, 1830
Asterropterix semipunctata Rüppell, 1830
Asterropteryx semipunctatus  Rüppell, 1830
Prioolepis auriga Ehrenberg, 1871
Priolepis auriga Ehrenberg, 1871
Eleotris miniatus Seale, 1901
Asterropterix semipunctatus quisqualis  Whitley, 1932
Asterropterix eumeces Pietschmann, 1934
Gobiomorphus hypselopteryx Pietschmann, 1934
Gobiomorphus robustus Pietschmann, 1934
Type specimen
Asterropteryx semipunctata Rüppell, 1830 semipunctatus, Asterropterix Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1830:138, Pl. 34 (fig. 4) [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres; Synonym: Asterropteryx semipunctata- Rüppell, 1830, Asterropterix semipunctatus- Rüppell, 1830, Asteropteryx semipunctatus- Rüppell, 1830, Asterropterix semipunctata- Rüppell, 1830, Asterropteryx semipunctatus- Rüppell, 1830, Prioolepis auriga- Ehrenberg, 1871, Priolepis auriga- Ehrenberg, 1871, Eleotris miniatus- Seale, 1901, Asterropterix semipunctatus quisqualis- Whitley, 1932, Asterropterix eumeces- Pietschmann, 1934, Gobiomorphus hypselopteryx- Pietschmann, 1934, Gobiomorphus robustus- Pietschmann, 1934 Type locality: Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea. Holotype: SMF 1691.  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 Body tan to black in color with light spots; midside with small elongate dark spots; short vertical bars or saddles above; characterized further byprolonged third dorsal spine , forms long filament in adult; longitudinal scale series 23-25; ctenoid scales
2 Asterropteryx semipunctata Rüppell, 1830 semipunctatus, Asterropterix Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1830:138, Pl. 34 (fig. 4) [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres;
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