Dibranchus micropus   Alcock  1891 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 69-96 mm.

Color: In preserved specimens light yellowish or pinkish.

Height 4-5.1, 5.3-6.4 in length with caudal. Head 1.5-1.6, 2-2.1 in length with caudal, 3.03-1.2 in its greatest breadth which goes 1.47-1.5 in length without caudal. Eye 6.6-7.7, equal to snout and 1.9-2 in slightly convex interorbital space. Mouth arched, slightly oblique, maxillaries reaching to below middle of eye. Rostrum scarcely prominent above mouth. Opening of rostral cavity lozenge shaped. Illicium with two lateral round bulbs and a short appendix between them. Origin of dorsal nearer to tip of caudal than to tip of snout behind gill opening. Origin of anal below posterior part of dorsal. Dorsal and anal rays simple. Brachial part of pectorals shorter than rayed part, which is longer than distance between outer borders of eyes, and goes 4.3-4.6 in total length. Ventrals two thirds or one half of pectorals. Caudal truncate. Skin of upper parts covered by single or bifid spines on stellated bases, those of lower side much smaller and scattered.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Dibranchus micropus Brauer 1906
Coelophrys micropus Radcliffe 1912
Dibranchus (micropus) M. Weber 1913
Dibranchus micropus Munro 1955

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
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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