Hemirhamphus unifasciatus   Ranzani  1841 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Beloniformes
Family:Hemiramphidae

Description
Size: 30 cm.

Color: In preserved specimens yellowish or brown, with a rather narrow lateral silvery band, bordered above by a black line. Fins hyaline, dorsal and caudal more or less distinctly bordered by blackish.

Compressed, the breadth of the body going 1.2-1.4 in its height. Height about 10, 11-12 in length with caudal. Head from tip of upper jaw to branchial opening 3.2 in trunk. Entire head about 2.7, about 3.2 in length with caudal. Length of lower jaw beyond extremity of upper jaw 5.7-6 in length, 6.8-7.1 in length with caudal. Eye 1.4-1.5 in postorbital part of hhhead and about equal to interorbital space. Triangular part of upper jaw, formed by intermaxillaries, broader than long. Praeorbital somewhat longer than high, shorter than eye. Teeth conspicuously tricuspid, in bands of 4-5 rows in the jaws, that of the lower jaw widening posteriorly. Origin of anal about opposite to that of dorsal, which is separated by 32 scales from occiput and by 5 scales from lateral line. Dorsal and anal concave, their anterior rays the longer. Base of dorsal not much longer than that of anal. Pectorals about equal to head without snout. Length of ventrals about 5/8 that of pectorals, their rays subequal. Base of ventrals midway between base of caudal and frontborder or middle of eye. Caudal deeply emarginate.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Hemirhamphus unifasciatus Ranzani 1842
Hemirhamphus neglectus Bleeker 1866
Hemirhamphus unifasciatus Gunther 1866
Hemirhamphus unifasciatus Bleeker 1866
Hemirhamphus unifasciatus Day 1878
Hyporhamphus unifasciatus Jordan and Evermann 1896
Hyporhamphus neglectus Fowler 1904
Hemiramphus neglectus Jordan and Richardson 1908
Hyporhamphus neglectus Fowler 1919
Hyporhamphus unifasciatus Fowler

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• INDIA (Record: 1922)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1922) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Print times, Pataudi house, Daryaganj, New Delhi 4 410 pp Available at - NIO, Goa


Back to Search