Zenarchopterus brevirostris   (Gunther)  1866 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: Sides with a silvery band.

Scales large. The length of the head is two-fifths of the total (without caudal), that of the prominent part of the lower jaw one-fifth. Upper jaw as broad as long. The diameter of the eye is one-half of the postorbital part of the head. Ventral considerably nearer to the root of the caudal than to that of the pectoral. The male has the fourth ray of the dorsal fin and the sixth of the anal prolonged and thickened, the latter, besides, being provided with additional filamentous rays. Caudal rounded.

Synonym (s)
Hemirhamphus dispar Kner 1860
Hemirhamphus dispar Day 1877
Hemirhamphus brevirostris Gunther 1866
Zenarchopterus brevirostris Bleeker 1872

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



Literature Source(s)
  • Herre, AWCT (1938) A list of the fishes known from the Andaman Islands Memoirs of the Indian Museum The Manager of Publications, Delhi 13 331-403 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1922) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Print times, Pataudi house, Daryaganj, New Delhi 4 410 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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