Taractichthys steindachneri   (Doderlein,  1883) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Max. size: 60.0 cm TL

Max. published weight: 11.0 kg

Body covered with large hard scales, each with a spine. Anterior lobes of dorsal and anal fins high, but changing in shape and height with growth. Both fins covered with scales, not depressible in a groove. There are no areas without scales above nor behind the eye. Adults without a lateral line. Attains 60 cm SL. Dorsal spines (total): 0 - 0, Dorsal soft rays (total): 33 - 37, Anal spines: 0, Anal soft rays: 26-28, Vertebrae: 44-46.

Max. reported age: 8 years

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic
Predator:  Thunnus obesus


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 12.53) (Long: 92.82) 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
  • Letourneur, Y; Chabanet, P; Durville, P; Taquet, M; Teissier, E; Parmentier, M; Quero, JC and Pothin, K (2004) An updated checklist of the marine fish fauna of Reunion Island, south-western Indian Ocean Cybium 28(3) 199-216
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean; (Fishing area 51). FAO, Rome 1 Available at - http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/ad468e/ad468e00.HTM#Contents

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