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Pseudapocryptes elongatus (Cuvier, 1816)

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Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Gobiidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase    
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Freshwater, Brackish water Native Least Concern (LC)
Distribution
Waterbody Coastal zone Area surveyed
Throughout India, premonsoon months this species occurs in large numbers in the Hooghly estuary
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
In premonsoon months this species occurs in large numbers in the Hooghly estuary
Throughout India in fresh water. Tahiti, north to China and Mekong delta.
Synonyms
Gobius elongatus Cuvier, 1816
Pseudopocryptes elongatus (Cuvier, 1816)
Gobius changua Hamilton, 1822
Apocryptes changua (Hamilton, 1822)
Apocryptes dentatus Valenciennes, 1837
Boleophthalmus taylori Fowler, 1934
Apocryptodon edwardi Fowler, 1937
Type specimen
Pseudapocryptes elongatus (Cuvier, 1816) elongatus, Gobius Cuvier [G.] 1816:255 [Le R├Ęgne Animal v. 2] Tranquebar [= Tharangambadi], India. No types known. Synonym: Pseudapocryptes elongatus (Cuvier, 1816), Gobius elongatus Cuvier, 1816, Pseudopocryptes elongatus (Cuvier, 1816), Gobius changua Hamilton, 1822, Apocryptes changua (Hamilton, 1822), Apocryptes dentatus Valenciennes, 1837, Boleophthalmus taylori Fowler, 1934, Apocryptodon edwardi Fowler, 1937.  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 D V+I 30-31; A I 28-29; Pi 15-18
2 Body very elongate and somewhat compressed. Mouth subhorizontal, upper jaw a little prominent; teeth on jaws uniserial. Dorsal fins much lower than body. Caudal fin pointed, much longer than head. Scales very small, about 200 in longitudinal series. D V+I 30-31; A I 28-29; Pi 15-18
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