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Awaous melanocephalus (Bleeker, 1849)

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Classification
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
Waterbody Coastal zone Area surveyed
Asia and Oceania
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Coastal waters. Sri Lanka, Ryukyu Islands, China, Taiwan, Viet Nam, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
Asia and Oceania: India, Sri Lanka, Ryukyu Islands, China, Taiwan, Viet Nam, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Reported from Fiji.
Synonyms
Gobius melanocephalus Bleeker, 1849
Chonophorus melanocephalus (Bleeker, 1849)
Chonorphorus melanocephalus (Bleeker, 1849)
Type specimen
Awaous melanocephalus (Bleeker, 1849) melanocephalus, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1849:33 [Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 22 [6]; Bogowonto River, Purworedjo [Purworejo], Java, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): RMNH 33132. Synonym: Awaous melanocephalus- (Bleeker, 1849), Gobius melanocephalus- Bleeker, 1849, Chonophorus melanocephalus- (Bleeker, 1849), Chonorphorus melanocephalus- (Bleeker, 1849).  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 Awaous melanocephalus (Bleeker, 1849) melanocephalus, Gobius Bleeker [P.] 1849:33 [Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 22 [6];
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