Pomacentrus bifasciatus   Bleeker  1854 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 62 mm.

Color: In preserved specimens yellowish brown. A broad transverse dark nuchal band tapering inferiorly and ending near upper border of opercle. A second band beginning on dorsal between the 7th - 13th spines and tapering inferiorly. Fins otherwise yellowish.

Height 1.9, 2.5 in length with caudal. Head 3.2, 4.1 in length with caudal. Length of head 1.2 in its height. Eye 3, slightly more than somewhat convex interorbital space. Snout 1.2 in eye. Mouth oblique. Maxillary reaching almost to below front border of eye. Preorbital and suborbital of same depth, scaleless, their lower borders entire. Three transverse rows of scales on preopercle, the posterior and inferior limbs naked. Hind border of preopercle finely denticulated. Scales on upper part of head reaching a line connecting front borders of eyes. Seventh to ninth dorsal spines slightly longer than the others, equal to eye and snout together in a juvenile specimen, in adults the posterior spines are the longest. Soft dorsal rounded. First anal spine slightly less than half length of second, which is equal to post orbital part of head. Soft anal similar to soft dorsal. Pectorals and ventrals sub-equal, slightly shorter then head. Caudal emarginate, the lobes rounded.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Pomacentrus bifasciatus Gunther 1862
Pomacentrus bifasciatus Day 1877
Dischistodus bifasciatus Bleeker 1877
Pomacentrus bifasciatus Gunther 1881
Pomacentrus bifasciatus M. Weber 1913
Pomacentrus bifasciatus Montalban 1927

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1940)

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
  • Beaufort, LF (1940) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A. J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 8 508 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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