Atherinomorus duodecimalis   (Valenciennes,  1835) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Max. size: 11.0 cm SL

Dorsal spines (total): 5-7, Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10, Anal spines: 1, Anal soft rays: 12 - 13. The distal end of upper jaw extending slightly backward beyond vertical through anterior border of orbit. The anus is 2 to 4 scales in front of the pelvic fin tips, rarely more than 3 scales.

Synonym (s)
Atherina duodecimalis Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835
Pranesus duodecimalis Munro, 1955
Pranesus duodecimalis (Valenciennes, 1835)
(Senior Synonym)
Atherinomorus endrachtensis (non Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
(Misapplied Name)
Atherinomorus cylindricus (non Valenciennes, 1835)
(Misapplied Name)
Atherinamorous duodecimalia (Valenciennes, 1835)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Important as forage food species to larger commercial fish and as bait fish)
Cultured:  Unknown

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 2008)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jones, S (1962) A preliminary survey of the common tuna bait fishes of Minicoy and their distribution in the Laccadive Archipelago Symposium on Scombroid fishes, Part -2 Marine Biological Association of India (Part 2) 643-680 Available at - NIO RC, Kochi
  • 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 -
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at -
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean; (Fishing area 51). FAO, Rome 1 Available at -
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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