Nemipterus zysron   (Bleeker,  1857) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Winterbottom, R.

Size: 16.5 cm.

Color: In preserved specimens reddish-brown, more or less silvery below. Fins yellowish.

Height 4, 5 in length with caudal. Head 3.7, 4.7 in length with caudal. Height of head, measured in vertical through hind border of preoperculum slightly more than length of head without operculum. Eye 3, equal to snout. Inter orbital space 1.5 in eye. Mouth oblique, maxillary reaching to below front border of eye. Narrow bands of teeth in anterior part of jaws. In the upper jaw an outer row of somewhat enlarged teeth and 3 moderate canines anteriorly on each side. In the lower jaw an outer row of rather strong, laterally almost caninoid teeth, those in front somewhat shorter. No canines in lower jaw. Suborbital emarginate, its depth less than twice in vertical diameter of eye, its hind border rather oblique, forming a more or less straight line, which, when produced, reaches the dorsal profile one scale before origin of dorsal. Hind border of preoperculum distinctly denticulate. Depth of naked limb of preoperculum about twice in the scaly part. Dorsal spines rigid and pungent. The membrane between the spines slightly emarginate. Five posterior spines sub equal, longer than the anterior ones and equal to post orbital part of head. Soft dorsal as high as spinous part. Third anal spine longest, less than soft part of anal, which is acutely pointed behind. Pectorals almost as long as head, ventrals slightly shorter, their first ray produced. Caudal rather deeply forked.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Dentex zysron Bleeker, 1856
Synagris zysron Gunther, 1859
Dentex zysron Bleeker, 1877

Common Name (s)
• Slender Threadfin Bream
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 12.53) (Long: 92.82) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 13.75) (Long: 94.25) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 92.16) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rajan, PT (2003) A field guide to marine food fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ZSI, 234/4, AJC Bose Road, 2nd MSO Building, (13th Floor), Nizam Palace, Kolkata-700 020 260 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1936) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Print times, Pataudi house, Daryaganj, New Delhi 7 607 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at -
  • Roy, SD; Rajan, PT and Soundararajan, S (2006) Marine food fishes of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fishing Chimes 25(10) 108-110 Available at - NIO, Goa

Page last updated on:2012-01-30

Back to Search