Pteroidichthys amboinensis   Bleeker,  1856 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size: 8.2-12 cm.

Color: Varies, matching environment. Has red, brown or green colors that relate to the algae types found in the surrounding habitats.

Height 2.9, 4 in length with caudal. Head 2.4, 4.4 in length with caudal. Eye 5.3, 1.6 in snout. Interorbital space concave, about 1.3 in eye. Mouth oblique. Maxillary reaching to below anterior half of eye. Eye much prominent above upper profile of head, the supra orbital ridges expanded laterally above the eyes and each provided with a long arborescent tentacle. Tentacles on snout and on lower jaw. Superior and inferior postorbital ridges crenulated. Suborbital ridge rough but without spines. Origin of dorsal behind hind border of preopercle. First spine as long as snout. Fourth dorsal spine longest and equal to snout and eye. Dorsal rays all simple, annulated, the longest half length of snout less than head. First anal spine about equal to eye, second anal spine about as long as snout. Both spines flexible. Anal rays all simple, annulated. Pectorals with all rays simple, almost as long as head, and reaching on anal. Ventrals with all the rays forked, half length of snout less than head. Caudal with all rays simple, rounded.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Pteroidichthys amboinensis Herre, 1952

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • 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 -
  • Beaufort, LF and Briggs, JC (1962) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Pataudi House, Daryaganj, New Delhi 11 481 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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