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Tropical sand goby, Acentrogobius caninus (Valenciennes, 1837)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes (Perches) Family: Gobiidae (Gobies) Subfamily: Gobiinae Genus: Acentrogobius Species: A. caninus

Synonyms Ctenogobius caninus (Valenciennes, 1837) Gobius caninus Valenciennes, 1837 Gobius zanzibarensis Sauvage, 1891 Yongeichthys caninus (Valenciennes, 1837)

Common name: Tropical sand goby

Conservation status: Not threatened in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Morphology: Body elongated with cylindrical anterior and compressed posterior parts. Head depressed and mouth oblique. Lower jaw prominent …read more