First record of whitebarred goby Amblygobius phalaena (Valenciennes, 1837) from Indian waters


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Authors

  • N. Daniel ICAR-CIFE
  • A. Pavan- Kumar Scientist, Fish genetics and Biotechnology, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6402-4111
  • Kiruba Shankar Scientist, ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair
  • Praveen Raj Scientist, ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair
  • A. Kathirvel Pandian Scientist, PMFGR, ICAR-NBFGR, Kochi
  • S. Dam Roy Director, ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute
  • A. Chaudhari Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIFE

Abstract

Gobiid fishes are one of the dominant and cryptic taxa in tropical coral reefs. Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India consist of fringing and barrier reefs which harbour huge fish diversity. Due to morphological ambiguity and cryptic life styles, identification and delimitation of gobiids is difficult. In the present study, we report the occurrence of Amblygobius phalaena (Valenciennes, 1837) for the first time in the Indian waters using morphology and DNA barcoding approach. A. phalaena from Indian waters showed divergence values within the range of 0.00 to 0.047 with the reported conspecific individuals.

Author Biographies

  • N. Daniel, ICAR-CIFE
    Ph.D. Scholar, Fish Genetics and Biotechnology
  • A. Pavan- Kumar, Scientist, Fish genetics and Biotechnology, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai
    ScientistFish genetics and Biotechnology
  • Kiruba Shankar, Scientist, ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair
    Fisheries Division
  • A. Kathirvel Pandian, Scientist, PMFGR, ICAR-NBFGR, Kochi
    FIsh Genetics and Biotechnology
  • S. Dam Roy, Director, ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute
    Fisheries
  • A. Chaudhari, Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIFE
    FGB Division

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2017-10-19

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2018-09-30

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Daniel, N., Kumar, A. P.-., Shankar, K., Raj, P., Pandian, A. K., Roy, S. D., & Chaudhari, A. (2018). First record of whitebarred goby Amblygobius phalaena (Valenciennes, 1837) from Indian waters. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 65(3). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJF/article/view/75145