Johnius macrorhynus   (Mohan,  1976) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Khan, M.M.

Size: Max length 30.0 cm SL (male/unsexed); common length 22.0 cm SL (male/unsexed)

Color: Lower part of body with a golden tinge; pectoral, pelvic and anal fins yellow; a faint steel blue blotch on gill cover.

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-30; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 7.

Synonym (s)
Johnieops macrorhynus Mohan, 1976
(Senior synonym)
Johnius weberi (non Hardenberg, 1936)
(Misapplied name)

Common Name (s)
• Dhoma (Marathi)
• Dhomi (Marathi)
• Dhoma (Gujarati)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal


• Maharashtra, Thane INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sasaki Kunio (1996) Sciaenid fishes of the Indian Ocean (Teleostei, Perciformes) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science Kochi University Series D Biology 16-17 83-95 Available at - Zoological Records (Burma marine)
  • Mishra, S; Bhalke, S; Pandit, GG and Puranik, VD (2009) Estimation of 210Po and its risk to human beings due to consumption of marine species at Mumbai, India Chemosphere Elsevier 76(3) 402-406 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Dominant Fish Groups Occurring in Indian Coasts Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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