Raconda russelliana   Gray,  1831 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 20 cm.

Color: A narrow dark blackish band along the back, sides yellowish, below silvery. A deep brown or black spot on the shoulder, sometimes continued on to the opercle.

Oblong, strongly compressed, anterior portion of ventral profile very convex. Dorsal profile concave above the orbits. Height 3 4/5, head 5¾, eye 3 - 3¼, longer than snout. Maxillary reaching to middle of eye, in adults as far as gillopening. Pectorals about as long as head without chin. Caudal deeply forked, the lower lobe the longer. Gillrakers about 22, less long than half eye. Scales very deciduous, in regular horizontal rows. 31-38 feeble abdominal scutes.

Synonym (s)
Raconda russelliana Cantor, 1850
Pristigaster russellianus Gunther, 1868
Raconda russelliana Bleeker, 1872
Raconda russelliana Day, 1878

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Leatherwood, S and Reeves, RR (1990) The bottlenose dolphin Academic press, San Diego 653 pp
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1965) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E.J. Brill, Leiden, Holland 2 404 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Clupeidae Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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