Macropodus cupanus   Cuvier and Valenciennes,  1831 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 4.8 cm.

Color: Alcohol specimens brown, lighter below, there may be a darker band from snout throught eye on operculum, and continued, less pronounced, to base of caudal, which may carry a faded dark spot, sometime above dark lateral band, a lighter one.

Height about 3.4, head 2.9-3 in length. Rostro-dorsal profile convex. Eye ca. 3.1 in length of head, about 1.4 in postorbital part of head and nearly equal to slightly convex interorbital space. Snout much shorter than eye, maxillary reaching to vertical through space between nostrils. Praeorbital strongly serrated. Origin of dorsal about opposite origin of anal, with a basal sheath of two series of alternating scales. Soft dorsal and anal pointed, their penultimate rays being produced on first third of caudal, which is also pointed. Pectorals shorter than head without snout. Height of caudal peduncle near base of caudal somewhat shorter than postorbital part of head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Polyacanthus cupanus Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1831
Polyacanthus cupanus Gunther, 1861
Polyacanthus cupanus Kner, 1867
Polyacanthus cupanus Day, 1865
Polyacanthus cupanus Day, 1888
Macropodus cupanus Regan, 1909

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats




Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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

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