Synaptura pan   (Hamilton,  1822) (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 15 cm.

Color: In alcohol specimen reddish brown with traces of dark spots and stripes.

Height 2, 2.5 in length with caudal. Head 4, 5 in length with caudal. Eyes 8, the upper one almost entirely in front of lower one, somewhat less than shout. Eyes separated by a scaly interorbital space, equal to eye. Mouth gently curved, reaching to below anterior half of eye. Lower lip slightly fringed on colored side. Anterior nostril of colored side tubular. Nostrils of blind side concealed. Blind side of head scarcely villose in specimen examined. Dorsal beginning in horizontal through lower border of upper eye, its first rays shorter than the posterior ones. Fins of vertical fins divided. Pectorals subequal, short base, equal to snout and eye. Ventrals with a broad base, free from each other and from anal, about as long as pectorals. Scales ctenoid on both sides, on a broad band from above eye to nape. On both sides the scales are larger than on the rest of the body.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Pleuronectes pan Hamilton Buchanan, 1822
Synaptura pan Gunther, 1862
Brachirus pan Bleeker, 1866
Synaptura pan Day, 1888

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa INDIA

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 -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1929) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E. J. Brill Ltd. 5 458 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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