Awaouichthys menoni


Taxonavigation: Gobioidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Gobiaria
Ordo: Gobiiformes
Subordo: Gobioidei

Familia: Oxudercidae
Subfamilia: Gobionellinae
Genus: Awaouichthys

Species: Awaouichthys menoni


Awaouichthys menoni Chatterjee & Mishra, 2013

  • Holotype: ZSI F.7377/2.
  • Paratypes: ZSI 7378/2-7380/2 (3).

Type locality: Patibonia Island in the Gangetic delta (West Bengal) near Frasergunge, 21°34'N, 88°16'E [1], from a tidal channel connected to Edward's creek.

Etymology: The species is named in the honour of the eminent ichthyologist of the Zoological Survey of India, late Dr. A. G. K. Menon, who confirmed the status of the specimens.


  • Chatterjee, T. K. & Mishra, S. S.; 2013: A new genus and new species of Gobioid fish (Gobiidae: Gobionellinae) from Sunderbans, India. Records of the zoological Survey of India, 112 (4) [2012]: 85–88.