Scomberomorus guttatum   (Bloch and Schneider)  1801 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 45 cm.

Color: In preserved specimens brownish or bluish above, more or less silvery below. Sides with several longitudinal rows of dark spots, often obsolete.

Height 3.7-4.4, 4.7-5.6 in length with caudal. Head 4.1-4.5, 5.2-5.6 in length with caudal. Eye 4-5.2, 1.3-1.6 in snout and 1.2-1.5 in convex inter orbital space. Mouth oblique. Maxillary reaching almost or quite to below hind border of eye. Moderate, compressed, pointed teeth in the jaws, those of the lower jaw longer than those of the upper jaw. Villi form teeth on vomer and palatines. Tongue smooth. Gill rakers 1 or 2 on upper branch, 8-10 on lower branch of first arch, short and flattened. Origin of second dorsal about midway between base of upper caudal rays and tip of snout. Second dorsal and anal falcate, the origin of the latter about one eye diameter behind that of the origin of the latter about one eye diameter behind that of the former. Lateral line almost straight to below middle of second dorsal, gently bent downwards from here to middle of caudal peduncle, and ending here in the well developed median ridge, its course on tail sometimes somewhat wavy. Pectorals as long as head without snout. Ventrals, the origin of which is somewhat behind that of pectorals as long as snout.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportion.

Synonym (s)
Cybium guttatum Cuvier and Valenciennes 1831
Cybium kuhli Cuvier and Valenciennies
Cybium guttatum Cantor 1850
Cybium guttatum Bleeker 1852
Cybium guttatum Gunther 1860
Scomberomorus guttatus Fowler 1905
Scomberomorus guttatus Jordan and Seale 1907
Cybium guttatum Vinciguerra 1926
Scomberomorus guttatus Fowler 1936
Cybium guttatum Blegvad 1944
Scomberomorus guttatus Fraser-Brunner 1950

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• INDIA (Record: 1951)

Literature Source(s)
  • Kasuya, T and Nishiwaki, M (1971) First record of Mesoplodon densirostris from Taiwan The Scientific Reports of the Whales Research Institute 24 43-56
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Beaufort, LF and Chapman, WM (1951) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A. J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 9 484 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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