Aplocheilus lineatus   (Valenciennes,  1846) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Ott, G.

Max size: 10.0 cm TL

Color: Males olive brown, flanks paler, rows of metallic golden green and red spots on body. Female darker than males.

Body elongate and compressed posteriorly. Eyes large. Mouth terminal. Anal fin rays 15 or 16. Pelvic fin with its second ray elongate reaching to about middle of anal fin. Scales 32-34 in longitudinal series.

Synonym (s)
Panchax lineatum Valanciennes, 1846
Haplochilus lineatum Day, 1876
Aplocheilus affinis Jerdon, 1849
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus lineatus (Valenciennes, 1846)
(Senior synonym)
Aplocheilus lineolatus (Freund, 1913)
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus rubropictus Stansch, 1973
(Junior synonym)
Aplocheilus rubrostigma (non Jerdon, 1849)
(Misapplied name)
Aplocheilus vittatus Jerdon, 1849
(Junior synonym)
Haplochilus rubrostigma (non Jerdon, 1849)
(Misapplied name)
Panchax lineatum Valenciennes, 1846
(Senior synonym)
Panchax rubrostigma (non Jerdon, 1849
(Misapplied name)

Common Name (s)
• Malabar Killie (English)
• Dindiya (Gujarati)
• Kudian (Kannada)
• Moogumalli (Kannada)
• Manattukanni (Malayalam)
• Varayan Poonjan (Malayalam)
• Pikoo (Marathi)
• Piku (Marathi)
• Tic (Marathi)
• Manankanni (Tamil)
• Mundakanni (Tamil)
• Vanampartha Meen (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Utilized for mosquito control, aquarium.)

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Estuarine


• Maharashtra, Savitri River INDIA (Record: 1993)
• Maharashtra, Mahad INDIA (Record: 1993)
• Maharashtra, Dapoli INDIA (Record: 1993)
• INDIA (Record: 1993)
• Kerala, Periyar INDIA (Record: 2001-2003)

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
  • Singh, DF and Yazdani, GM (1993) Ichthyofauna of Konkan region of Maharashtra (India) Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no 145 ZSI, Calcutta 46 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kurup, BM; Kumar, TGM and Radhakrishnan, KV (2006) Fish and fisheries of Periyar Lake, Kerala Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Kochi, India 53(2) 153-166 Available at - http://epubs.icar.org.in/ejournal/index.php/IJF/article/download/6966/2691

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