Report of a Pacific water mangrove goby fish, Wuhanlinigobius polylepis (Wu & Ni, 1985) from Indian Sunderban

Sreeraj C.R., Arya SEN

Abstract

Wuhanlinigobius is a genus of goby fish belonging to the family Gobiidae usually found in mangrove ecosystem. So far, only two species are described under this genus viz., W. polylepis and W. malayensis both from the Western Pacific Ocean region. The present work reports the presence of W. polylepis, from the mangrove ecosystem of Sunderban Biosphere Reserve, as new records for India and the region. Morphological data, coloration and wild habitat are detailed for the new record.

 


Keywords

Wuhanlinigobius, Gobiidae, India, Mangrove, Sunderban.

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