Scientific Name
Pherallodus indicus  
Pherallodus indicus印度異齒喉盤魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Weber, 1913) Depth 1 - 5M
Chinese 印度異齒喉盤魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 喉盤魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F452 Gobiesocidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 印度細喉盤魚 
Max Length 3 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 跳海仔、姥姥魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Sanana I., Sula Is. 
Synonyms Crepidogaster indicus, Lepadichthys indicus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2006)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List NTOUP201207-677.  
Common Name Clingfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body anteriorly depressed, posteriorly subcylindrical to compressed. Eyes generally large, located dorsolaterally. Snout protruding anterior. Mouth small. A single short dorsal fin located posteriorly, usually positioned directly above anal fin, dorsal fin with 8 soft rays and anal fin with 7 soft rays,both fins near caudal fin, but not connected to it by membrane; pectoral fins moderate sized, with rounded border, modified to support ventral sucking disc; pelvic fins modified to forma sucking disc on breast, sucking disc dobble type; caudal fin rounded. Skin scaleless, covered with a thick layer of mucous; lower jaw without mandibular canal pores and also without preopercular canal pores. Colour red with one white stripes on upper half of head and body, and another white stripes on dorsal parts.
habitats Inhabits rocky shores and coral reefs. Among red algae and sea urchins. 
Distribution Distributed in the tropical West Pacific from Japan and Taiwan to Western Central Pacific. It is very rare and only found in northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.