Bothus (Arnoglossus) brevirictis   Bleeker  1890 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Pleuronectiformes
Family:Bothidae

Description
Size: 7 cm.

Color: Left side dusky brown, with indefinite blackish patches round the body inside the vertical fins and along the lateral line, and with black speckles on all the fins.

Height about 2.75 in length with caudal. Head 4.3 in length with caudal. Snout not quite 2/3 of eye. Eye 3, separated by a very thin and sharp decliving ridge, the lower in advance of the upper. Mouth small. Maxillary barely reaching behind vertical through anterior border of eye, 3.5 in head. Pointed even teeth in a single row in both jaw. Dorsal beginning almost on the tip of the snout. Right pectoral equiradial with, but much narrower and shorter than the left, which is as long as the portion of the head behind the middle of the lower eye. Caudal obtusely rounded. Scales ctenoid on colored side, cycloid on blind side. Gillrakers small, smooth.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Arnoglossus brevirictis M. Weber 1913

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• INDIA (Record: 1929)

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 (1929) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E. J. Brill Ltd. 5 458 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

Page last updated on:2009-07-10

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