Dussumieria hasselti [Status Unaccepted]   Bleeker,  1851 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service

Size: 62-100 mm

Color: Bluish green on back, silvery below with a golden lateral band from opercle to base of caudal. Fins hyaline.

Dorsal and ventral profile equally convex. Head 3.6-3.7 in standard length, 4.4-4.7 in total length. Depth of body 4.6-6.0 in standard length, 5.7-7.3 in total length. Eye 3.6-4.0 in head, about 1.2 in snout and 0.9 in interorbital space. Maxillary reaching nearly to below front margin of eye. Origin of dorsal midway between eye and caudal base. Origin of ventral below first half of dorsal and midway between pectoral base and caudal base. Pectoral equal to or longer than postorbital length of head. Ventral equal to snout. Teeth present on jaws, palatines, pterygoids and tongue.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Dussumieria hasseltii Bleeker, 1850
Dussumieria hasselti Jones, 1969
Dussumieria hasseltii Munro, 1955

Common Name (s)
• Feemaru
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Kerala, Off Calicut INDIA (Record: 1948-1953) (Depth: 3.65-14.63 mts)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Suppa, M; Suebsin, S; Suri, V and Songsirikul, T (1997) Checklist of fishes in Thailand Office of Environmental Policy and Planning 1-353 Available at - CMFRI, Kochi
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Venkataraman, G (1960) Studies on the food and feeding relationships of the inshore fishes off Calicut on the Malabar coast Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Council of Agricultural Research 7 (2) 275-306 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1898/1/Article_03.pdf
  • Proceeding of the national conference on tunas (1989) Present status of tuna fisheries of Lakshadweep Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/5096/
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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