Myripristis hexagona   (Lacepede,  1802) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Beryciformes
Family:Holocentridae

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Description
Size: 30 cm TL

Color: Body light red to yellowish, fins red, leading edges of soft dorsal, anal, caudal and pelvic fins white.

Dorsal spines (total): 11-11, Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15, Anal spines: 4, Anal soft rays: 12-13.

Dioecious, external fertilization, nonguarders, open water/substratum egg scatterers.


Synonym (s)
Lutjanus hexagonus Lacepede, 1802
(Senior synonym)
Ostichthys spiniceps Ogilby, 1908
(Junior synonym)
Myripristis macrolepis Bleeker, 1873
(Junior synonym)
Myripristis melanostictus (non Bleeker, 1863)
(Misapplied name)

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

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Prey:  Plankton- crab larvae

Biogeography


• 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
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Allen, GR and Mohammed, A (2003) Coral Reef Fishes of Indonesia Zoological Studies 42(1) 26299 Available at - Digital Information Resource Center, Pune.
  • 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

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