Takifugu oblongus   (Bloch,  1786) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Shao, KT

Max length : 40.0 cm TL

Color: Brownish above with pale spots, yellowish white below; narrow dark bars on sides

Body covered with prickles. Dorsal spines (total): 0; dorsal soft rays (total): 12 - 14; anal spines: 0; anal soft rays: 10 - 12.

Synonym (s)
Fugu oblongus (Bloch, 1786)
(Senior Synonym)
Sphoeroides oblongus (Bloch, 1786)
(Senior Synonym)
Tetraodon oblongus (Bloch, 1786)
(Senior Synonym)
Tetrodon oblongus (Bloch, 1786)
(Senior Synonym)
Torquigener oblongus (Bloch, 1786)
(Senior Synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Tertiary Consumer
Prey:  Zoobenthos


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rama Rao, KV (1995) Pisces Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilika lake ZSI, Calcutta 483-506 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
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • 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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