First record of Trypauchen vagina (Bloch and Schneider 1801) (Perciformes: Gobiidae) in the Narmada River, Gujarat, India

  • Nevya Thakkar Division of Freshwater and Marine Biology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara 390002, Gujarat, India
  • Kangkan Jyoti Sarma Division of Freshwater and Marine Biology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara 390002, Gujarat, India
  • Pradeep Mankodi Division of Freshwater and Marine Biology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara 390002, Gujarat, India http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8454-1984
Keywords: Trypauchen vagina, burrowing goby, Narmada River, first record

Abstract

Gobiids are a large group of fishes inhabiting freshwater, marine and brackish water habitats. Trypauchen is the Indo-Pacific genus and comprises of two species: Trypauchen pelaeos known from Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and China; and T. vagina, distributed from Kuwait, along the coasts of India, ranging eastward to the Philippines, Taiwan and China. A specimen of T. vagina (Bloch and Schneider 1801) was caught by cast net from the shallow water of the Narmada River on 11 April 2017 that has later been preserved in the museum of Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara (voucher number: ZL-CH-OSH-026). This paper presents the first observation of T. vagina in the Narmada River in Gujarat.

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Published
2018-03-28
How to Cite
Thakkar, N., Sarma, K. J., & Mankodi, P. (2018). First record of Trypauchen vagina (Bloch and Schneider 1801) (Perciformes: Gobiidae) in the Narmada River, Gujarat, India. Journal of Fisheries, 6(2), 632-634. Retrieved from http://journal.bdfish.org/index.php/fisheries/article/view/JFish_317