Hypoatherina temminckii   (Bleeker,  1853) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 12 cm

Transparent and blue-green in color, silvery midlateral stripe and abdomen. Ascending process of premaxilla moderately long and narrow, lateral process short and wide. Ramus of dentary highly elevated posteriorly. Midlateral band narrow. Two rows of pigment spots may be present below lateral band. Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8 - 10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 11 - 14.

Synonym (s)
Allanetta afra (Peters, 1855)
Hypoatherina uisila (Jordan and Seale, 1906)
Hypoatherina gobio (Klunzinger, 1884)
Atherina afra Peters, 1855
Atherina cylindrica Klunzinger, 1870
Atherina gobio Klunzinger, 1884
Atherina temmincki Bleeker, 1853
Atherina temminckii Bleeker, 1853
Atherina uisila Jordan & Seale, 1906
Hypoatheria temminckii (Bleeker, 1853)
Hypoatherina cylindrica (Klunzinger, 1870)
Hypoatherina gobio (Klunzinger, 1884)
Hypoatherina uisila (Jordan & Seale, 1906)
Stenatherina temmincki (Bleeker, 1853)
Stenatherina temminckii (Bleeker, 1853)

Common Name (s)
• Samoan silverside (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Important as food for larger commercial fishes. Used as bait in the tuna fishery.)

Habitat:  Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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
  • 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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