Pellona brachysoma   Bleeker  1852 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 17 cm.

Color: Silvery, back dark. Fins hyaline. Dorsal powdered with brown.

Oblong, compressed, ventral profile regularly curved, much more convex than dorsal one. Height 2½ - 2 3/5, Head 3½ - 3 2/3, eyes 2½ - 2¾, longer than snout. Two pairs of diverging lines on surface of head, posterior halves of which run parallel. Maxillary reaches below middle of eye, about 2 in length of head. Oral border of maxillary without supplementary bone but with a ligament instead. Origin of dorsal distinctly nearer to snout than to caudal, behind the origin of ventrals, which are shorter than eye and much nearer to anal than to suboperculum. Pectorals nearly as long as head without snout, nearly reaching to ventrals. Anal 2 2/5 - 2½ in length, its origin behind the dorsal. Caudal scaly, deeply incised, 3 2/5 - 3½ in length. Scales generally with vertical lines, convex, hindmargin smooth. 25 - 26 abdominal scutes.

Synonym (s)
Pellona brachysoma Bleeker 1852
Pellona brachysoma Gunther 1868
Ilisha brachysoma Bleeker 1872
Pellona brachysoma Day 1888

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• INDIA (Record: 1965)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1965) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E.J. Brill, Leiden, Holland 2 404 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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