Malthopsis lutea   Alcock,  1891 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 10-14 cm.

Color: In two specimens described: The larger one (80 mm) light pinkish, the smaller one (68 mm) darker and with six dark rings or ocelli on the upper part of the head.

Height 4.64-5.18, 5.71-6.13 in length with caudal. Head 1.83-1.86, 2.2-2.26 in length with caudal. Breadth of head 1.54-1.96 in length without caudal. Eye 4.1-4.6 in eye. Slightly concave interiorbital space 1.6-1.88 in eye. Rostral cavity with a triangular opening, the base of which is less than the height, the latter equal to pupil. Illicium which a single round bulb. Mouth small, somewhat less than eye. Origin of dorsal at equal distances from tip of caudal and posterior or anterior border of eye. Origin of anal wall behind base of dorsal. Brachial part of pectorals shorter than rayed part, the length is about equal to distance between outer borders of eyes. Base of ventrals at equal distances of symphysis of lower jaw and anus or slightly nearer to the latter, their length equal to that of rayed part of pectorals, Caudal slightly rounded. Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6, Anal spines: 0, Anal soft rays: 4.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Malthopsis lutea Alcock, 1899
Malthopsis luteus Brauer, 1906
Malthopsis lutea Radcliffe, 1912
Malthopsis lutea M. Weber, 1913
Malthopsis lutea Kamohara, 1937

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island INDIA

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 -
  • 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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