Gomphosus caeruleus   Lacepede,  1801 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Labridae

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Description
Size: 30 cm TL

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11. Readily identified by the long snout when adult and distinguished from sibling by color or geography.


Synonym (s)
Gomphosus varius (non Lacepede, 1801)
(Misapplied name)
Gomphosus coeruleus Lacepede, 1801
(Misspelling)
Gomphrosus caeruleus caeruleus Lacepede, 1801
(Misspelling)

Common Name (s)
• Hibbaruhikkae (Mahl)
• Chulam (Malayalam)
• Erachichulam (Malayalam)
• Erachichullan (Malayalam)
• Bird Wrasse (English)
• Red Sea Bird Wrasse (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, aquarium, Ornamental fish)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Small invertebrates found in the sand

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Reef Island INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA (Record: 09/02/1987-25/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 09/02/1987-25/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep Islands INDIA (Record: 11/1993-01/1997)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Ohman, M; Rajasuriya, A and Olafsson, E (1997) Reef fish assemblages in north western Sri Lanka: Distribution patterns and influences of fishing practises Enviornmental Biology of Fishes Kluwer Academic Publishers 49 45-61
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC; Rao, DV and Devi, K (1994) A faunal exploration of the North Reef Island sanctuary, North Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 10(1&2) 68-81 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Murty, VS (1996) Marine ornamental fishes of India Proceedings of the Seminar on Fisheries - A Multibillion Dollar Industry, Madras CMFRI 23-34 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/7786/1/678-Mur.pdf
  • Kumaran, M; Murty, VS and Lalmohan, RS (1989) Resources of ornamental fishes Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 46-64 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf
  • Murty, VS (2002) Marine ornamental fish resources of Lakshadweep CMFRI Special Publication CMFRI 72 1-134 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/3536/1/Special_Publication_No_72.pdf
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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