Aseraggodes cyaneus   (Alcock,  1890) (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 12.5 cm.

Color: In alcohol specimens reddish brown, with numerous black blotches, formed by groups of black scales and disposed in three longitudinal rows, one along lateral line, the two others along base of dorsal and anal. The blotches of the three rows are placed more or less vertically above each other, forming about five cross rows, less distinct in older specimens, where also intermediate blotches occur. Vertical fins with dark stripes between the finrays.

Height 2.3-2.5, 2.8-3 in length with caudal. Head 3.6-4.1, 4.4-4.9 in length with caudal. Eyes about 7, with swollen circular eyelids, which, in preserved, often hide the greater part of this organ. Upper eye only slightly in advance of lower one, 1 1/2 its diameter from end of snout. Interorbital space less than eye, slightly concave, scaly. Mouthopening gently curved and only slightly shorter on blind side than on colored side, where it reaches to below middle of eye. Anterior nostril on both sides with a short tube, situated above middle of mouth. Posterior nostril on colored side a large transverse slit, covered by a cutaneous flap, just in front and partly below lower eye. Posterior nostril on blind side midway between corner of mouth and dorsal profile of head. Head on blind side with short papillae and longer fringes along ventral profile and on opercular border. Dorsal beginning on snout before upper eye, preceded by some fringes. All finrays, those of caudal excepted, simple. The anterior rays shorter than the posterior ones. Ventrals subequal, reaching on anus. Scales ctenoid. Vertical fins scaleless, excepting the caudal. Height of extremely short caudal peduncle equal to postorbital part of head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Solea cyanea Alcock, 1890
(Senior synonym)
Solea umbralitis Alcock, 1894
Solea cyanea M. Weber, 1913

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Bay of Bengal INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1929) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E. J. Brill Ltd. 5 458 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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