Gobies (Actinopterygii, Gobiiformes) diversity in the Rupnarayan River, West Bengal, India

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Gobies (Actinopterygii, Gobiiformes) diversity in the Rupnarayan River, West Bengal, India

Priti Ranjan Pahari, Subhadeep Maiti, Sudipta Mandal, Tanmay Bhattacharya
J. Bio. Env. Sci.24( 3), 164-173, March 2024.
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A total of 16 species under 13 genera in 4 families of Gobiiformes have been recorded from the Rupnarayan river. Of these Bostrychus sinensis is being reported for the first time from Indian mainland and Bathygobius ostreicola is being recorded for the first time from West Bengal. Four species viz., Acentrogobius viridipunctatus, Butis butis, Taenoides buchanani and Taenioides cirratus are being reported for the first time from Purba Medinipur district and 14 species viz., Acentrogobius viridipunctatus, Apocryptes bato, Bathygobius ostreicola, Boleophthalmus boddarti, Bostrychus sinensis, Butis butis, Butis koilomatodon, Eleotris fusca, Eleotris melanosoma, Odontamblyopus rubicundus, Periophthalmus modestus, Pseudapocryptes elongatus, Taenoides buchanani and Taenioides cirratus are being reported for the first time from Rupnarayan river. Periopthalmus weberi appears to have gone locally extinct in this River.


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