Rhonciscus anas   (Valenciennes)  1862 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: Body silvery, with 6 horizontal dark grey band, three of which above lateral line. Spinous dorsal fin with 3 rows of brown spots and a dark edge; upper half of soft dorsal fin dark, a dark band along anal fin.

Body oblong and compressed, its depth 2.3 to 2.4 times in standard length. Mouth oblique with the maxilla extending to below front border of pupil or slightly beyond. Teeth small, in several rows in both jaws, the outer row enlarged, this being the only row on sides of lower jaw. Dorsal fin with 12 spines and 14 -16 soft rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 8 or 9 soft rays; the second spine conspicuously longer and stronger than third. Caudal fin slightly forked or emarginate. Lateral line scales 50-60.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Pristipoma anas Valanciennes 1862
Pristipoma dussumieri Cuvier 1875
Pristipoma furcatum (Schneider) Day 1875

Common Name (s)
• Banded Grunter (English)
• Karkara (Marathi)
• Paikeele (Telugu)
• Kullu Korake (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial



• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1993)
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1984)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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