Anguilla australis   Richardson,  1841 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: McDowall, R.M.

Size: 100 cm.

Snout shorter than broad at its base. Tail longer than head and body. The intermaxillary and maxillary teeth form a continuous band of many rows of small, nearly equal teeth, tapering posteriorly. The maxillary teeth are without limit but in close connection with the similar vomerine teeth, which form an elongate pearshaped band, the point of which reaches in young specimens as far as, in old ones somewhat farther backwards than the maxillary band. Mandibulary band with equal teeth, anteriorly broad, tapering posteriorly. Alcohol specimens with the belly, pectorals and anal light, otherwise more or less dark and not spotted.

Synonym (s)
Anguilla australis Bleeker, 1857
Muraena halmaherensis Bleeker, 1863
Muraena sidat Bleeker, 1864
Anguilla australis Jenyns, 1842
Anguilla bicolor McClelland, 1845
Anguilla sidat Kner, 1867
Anguilla macrocephala Rapp, 1849
Anguilla moa Bleeker, 1850
Anguilla virescens Peters, 1868, 1852
Anguilla sidat Bleeker, 1853
Anguilla marmorata Kaup, 1856
Anguilla bicolor Gunther, 1870
Anguilla bicolor Day, 1888
Anguilla australis Douglas Ogilby, 1886
Anguilla bicolor Vinciguerra, 1890
Anguilla virescens Pfeffer, 1893
Anguilla virescens Pfeffer, 1896
Anguilla sidat Jordan and Seale, 1906
Anguilla australis Max Weber, 1912
Anguilla australis Boulenger, 1915

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Orissa, Chilika Lake (Lat: 19.77) (Long: 85.33) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1948-1950)

Literature Source(s)
  • Srivastava, GK (1988) Fauna of India: Dermaptera (super family: Pygidicranoidea) ZSI, Kolkatta (Part 1) 268 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Abbaasi, SA (1997) Wetlands of India-Ecology and Threats Discovery Publishing House,New Delhi II 1-182 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1916) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A.J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 3 455 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Jones, S and Sujansingani, KH (1954) Fish and fisheries of the Chilka Lake with statistics of fish catches for the years 1948-1950 Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Journal of Fisheries for the Indian Council of Agricultural Research 1 (1-2) 256-344 Available at -

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