Upeneus oligospilus   Lachner,  1954 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Mullidae

Image copyrights: Field, R

Description
Color: 3-5 brown, dark brown or black bars on upper caudal-fin lobe, 3-4 brown, dark brown or black bars on lower lobe; a brown or dark-brown mid-lateral body stripe from tip of snout to caudal-fin base; body greenish grey above the stripe and white or beige below the stripe, with irregular dark reddish brown spots and blotches, also in paired fins; dark marks on or very close to first and second dorsal-fin tips; yellow barbels when fresh and with most of body and fin pigmentation retained on preserved fish.


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Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Ornamental fish)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Singh, LAK and Sharma, RK (1986) Gangetic dolphin, Platanista gangetica Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 82(3) 648-653
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Murty, VS (1996) Marine ornamental fishes of India Proceedings of the Seminar on Fisheries - A Multibillion Dollar Industry, Madras CMFRI 23-34 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/7786/1/678-Mur.pdf
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/571/1/Bulletin_10.pdf

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