Trichiurus muticus [Status Unaccepted]   Gray  1831 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 62.5 cm.

Color: In preserved specimens silvery. Fins hyaline.

Height 15.6-16.5. Head 10.2-10.9. Eye 6.8-7.1, 2.5-2.8 in snout. Inter orbital space less than eye, convex. Post ocular part of head with a strongly compressed crest, hence the profile of the head with a concavity above eye. Maxillary reaching to below front border of eye. Fangs in upper jaw somewhat hastate.Tongue slightly rough. Origin of dorsal in vertical between hind border of eye and hind border of preopercle. Longest dorsal rays equal to length of snout. Anal spines very short, hidden below the skin. Origin of anal below 38th dorsal ray. Pectorals less than snout, about twice diameter of eye. Ventrals scale-like, consisting of a winged spine, situated half way between point of snout and origin of anal. The distance between the lateral line and the ventral profile at anus much less than twice in its distance from base of dorsal.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Trichiurus lepturus Linnaeus 1758
Trichiurus muticus Gray 1831
Trichiurus muticus Gunther 1860
Enchelyopus muticus Bleeker 1872
Trichiurus muticus Day 1876
Trichiurus muticus Vinciguerra 1926
Trichiurus muticus Fowler 1936
Trichiurus muticus Linnaeus 1936
Trichiurus muticus Blegvad 1944

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa (Lat: 19.33) (Long: 85.67) INDIA
• INDIA (Record: 1951)

Literature Source(s)
  • Majumdar, N (1984) On a collection of birds from Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh Occasional paper no 65 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 23012 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • 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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