Scartelaos cantoris (Day, 1871)
photo by Polgar, G.

Family:  Oxudercidae (Mudskippers), subfamily: Periophthalminae
Max. size:  11.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: known only from the Andaman Islands.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by the following characteristics: no barbel on ventral midline near symphysis of lower jaw; upper jaw teeth 25-37; head depth 10.4-12.5% SL; caudal fin length 22.5-27.2% SL; length of D1 base 9.1-10.5% SL; 5-10 narrow, pale, vertical bars on body anterior to D2 origin; no large, black spots but 3 horizontal, brown-black lines basally on D2, most distinct posteriorly; D2 and anal fins connected by membrane to caudal fin (Ref. 5218).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 28 January 2009 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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