Callogobius andamanensis Menon & Chatterjee, 1974
Andaman goby
Callogobius andamanensis
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  5.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Middle Andamans.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 10-10. This species is distinguished by the following characters: very minute cycloid scales throughout the body; 70 scales in longitudinal series and pointed teeth on jaws arranged in several rows (Ref.83984); characterized further by having generally brown body color with 3-4 darker bands across side; mottled or spotted fins; completely united pelvic fins with well-developed frenum, reaching nearly to anus; pointed caudal fin; head and body with cycloid scales; presence of predorsal scales; head with prominent papillae ridges; depth of body 7.4 in SL (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 13.04.10
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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