Saurida wanieso   Shindo & Yamada,  1972 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 35 -60 cm.

Colour: Back and upper sides brown, lower sides and belly white; 9 to 10 dark blotches along lateral line, somewhat faint in adults, and traces of 3 to 4 cross-bars on back and sides; inner face of pectoral fin dusky; stomach white.

A large species, body elongate, cylindrical, with lizard-like head and adipose fin. 2 rows of teeth on anterior part of outer palatine tooth bands. 2nd dorsal fin ray (sometimes also 3rd and 4th) distinctly elongate in adult specimens (from 30 cm upward); pectoral fins moderately long, their tips reaching to level of pelvic fin origin; pelvic fin rays almost equal in length.

Synonym (s)
Saurida filamentosa Ogilby, 1910

Common Name (s)
• Wanieso lizardfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Demersal
Trophic Level:  Tertiary Consumer
Prey:  Zoobenthos, nekton, benthic crustaceans, finfish, bony fish


• West Bengal INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Prasad, M and Varshney, RK (2002) Checklist of Indian Odonata Available at -
  • Rao, DVS (2005) Comprehensive review of the records of the biota of the Indian Seas and the introduction of non-indigenous species Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. 15(2) 117-146 Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Fischer, W and Whitehead, PJP (1974) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Eastern Indian Ocean - Fishing Area 57 and Western Central Pacific - Fishing Area 71 FAO, Rome 4 Available at -

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