Bembrops caudimacula   Steindachner,  1876 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Max. size: 20.5 cm SL

Colour: Brownish yellow; deep yellow along side; dusky spots over the body.

Dorsal spines (total): 6-6, Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15, Anal soft rays: 16. Anterior portion of first dorsal fin darkish. Usually 6 scale rows between lateral line and origin of anal fin. Elongated body shape in lateral with moderate scales. Head depressed. Eyes large, dorsal, close together. Mouth large. Lower jaw projecting. A flap of skin at the end of maxilla. Fine teeth in a knob on each side of the apex of the upper jaw, also on vomer and palatines. Caudal truncate.

Synonym (s)
Bembrops platyrhynchus Alcock, 1899
Bembrops adenensis Norman, 1939

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Cultured:  No

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Demersal, Coastal


• East Coast, Off Coromandel INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Off South West Coast INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1968) (Depth: 101-450 mts)
• West Coast INDIA (Record: 1998-2000) (Depth: 201-300 mts)

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
  • Alcock, A (1994) A descriptive catalogue of the Indian deep sea fishes in the Indian museum Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.,New Delhi 1-211 Available at - CMFRI Library, Cochin- 682018
  • 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 -
  • Tholasilingam, T; Venkataraman, G and Krishna Kartha, KN (1964) On some Bathypelagic fishes taken from the Continental slope off the South West Coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Central Marine Fisheries Research Sub-Station, Ernakulam 6(2) 268-284 Available at -
  • Silas, EG (1969) Part-1 Exploratory otter trawling surveys by R.V. Varuna and other vessels operating in association with her from the continental shelf edge and the upper continental slope off the south-west coast of India Exploratory fishing by R.V. Varuna Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 12 7-51 Available at -
  • Venu, S and Kurup, BM (2002) Distribution and abundance of deep sea fishes along the west coast of India Fishery Technology Society of Fisheries Technologists 39(1) 20-26 Available at - NIO, Goa

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