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Scartelaos histophorus (Valenciennes, 1837)

Walking Goby

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
West Bengal, Chandipur and Balasore in Orissa. Ranges from Pakistan to Japan and Australia
Canning, West Bengal, Chandipur and Balasore in Orissa. Pakistan to Japan and Australia.
Boleophthalmus histophorus Valenciennes, 1837
Boleophthalmus sinicus Valenciennes, 1837
Boleophthalmus chinensis Valenciennes, 1837
Boleophthalmus aucupatorius Richardson, 1845
Boleophthalmus campylostomus Richardson, 1846
Apocryptes macrophthalmus Castelnau, 1873
Gobiosoma guttulatum Macleay, 1878
Gobiosoma punctularum De Vis, 1884
Boleophthalmus novaeguineae Hase, 1914
Boleophthalmus novaeguinea Hase, 1914
Boleophthalmus aucupatorius Richardson, 1845
Type specimen
Scartelaos histophorus (Valenciennes, 1837) aucupatorius, Boleophthalmus Richardson [J.] 1845:148, Pl. 62 (fig. 1-4) [Ichthyology.--Part 3. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Sulphur.; Woosung and Canton, China. Syntypes: BMNH 1848.3.18.57-58 (2), 1965.8.12.52-53 (2). Synonym: Scartelaos histophorus (Valenciennes, 1837), Boleophthalmus histophorus Valenciennes, 1837, Boleophthalmus sinicus Valenciennes, 1837, Boleophthalmus chinensis Valenciennes, 1837, Boleophthalmus aucupatorius Richardson, 1845, Boleophthalmus campylostomus Richardson, 1846, Apocryptes macrophthalmus Castelnau, 1873, Gobiosoma guttulatum Macleay, 1878, Gobiosoma punctularum De Vis, 1884, Boleophthalmus novaeguineae Hase, 1914, Boleophthalmus novaeguinea Hase, 1914.  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 Murdy, E.O., 1989.