Parascolopsis eriomma   (Jordan & Richardson,  1909) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size: 25-32 cm

Color: Overall pinkish; a broad yellowish longitudinal band along middle of body from above pectoral fin to base of caudal fin.

Body moderately deep (depth in front of dorsal fin about 2.7 to 3 times in standard length), with a convex dorsal profile and a very short snout. Eye large, a small or rudimentary spine below eye, suborbital margin finely serrate or smooth; gillrakers on first arch 18 to 19. Dorsal fin with 10 spines and 9 soft rays, continuous, unnotched; anal fin with 3 spines (3rd spine slightly longer than 2nd) and 7 soft rays; pectoral fins with 2 unbranched and 14 or 15 branched rays. Predorsal scales (on top of head) not extending forward onto snout, reaching to level of middle of eye; 4 or 5 transverse rows of scales on cheek; lower limb of preopercle unscaled.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Shimmering Spinecheek (English)
• Rosy Dwarf Monocle Bream (English)
• Rosy Dwarf Monacle Bream
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Subsistence fisheries, marketed fresh or frozen)

Habitat:  Benthic, Demersal
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates
Predator:  Zoobenthos, crustaceans


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 12.53) (Long: 92.82) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 13.75) (Long: 94.25) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 92.16) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Rajan, PT (2003) A field guide to marine food fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ZSI, 234/4, AJC Bose Road, 2nd MSO Building, (13th Floor), Nizam Palace, Kolkata-700 020 260 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Naik, SK; Uikey, DE; Russell, BC and Shanbhag, AB (2002) Two new records of Parascolopsis (Pisces: Nemipteridae) from the west coast of India, with a redescription of Parascolopsis boesemani (Rao and Rao) Beagle 18 73-76 Available at - ZOOR:ZOOR13900042277
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Tun, MT (2001) Marine fishes of Myanmar (pelagic and demersal) U Than Tun, Director-General, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Myanmar 276 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51) FAO, Rome 3 Available at -
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at -
  • Roy, SD; Rajan, PT and Soundararajan, S (2006) Marine food fishes of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fishing Chimes 25(10) 108-110 Available at - NIO, Goa

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