Short barbeled velvetchin


  • Tends to be nocturnal.
  • Feeds on small fishes and invertebrates.


  • Body dark brown with two oblique dark bands start from back to rear body.
  • The first bar begins from nape and curves behind pectoral fin; the second begins from dorsal fin base and curves to upper part of caudal peduncle.
  • Pelvic, anal and caudal fins blackish.

Common Name: Short barbeled velvetchin

Family Common Name: Barbeled grunters

Scientific Name: Hapalogenys nigripinnis___(Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

Maximum Length: 40 cm (Standard Length)