Symphurus gilesi   (Alcock,  1889) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 11.5 cm.

Color: In alcohol specimen yellow with numerous fine, parallel, brown lines extending along the body from head to caudal.

Height 4 in total length, head 4.5 in total length. Eyes 8, almost exactly on the same level, interorbital space scaly. A simple perforated nostril in the anterior part of the interorbit, and a tubular one about half as long as the eye midway between the lower eye and the tip of the snout. No nostrils on the blind side. Cleft of mouth horizontal, with a slight down-curve at its angle, which is in the vertical from the middle of the eye. Scales of moderate size, ctenoid on both sides, and so deciduous that their number could not be correctly counted. The first eight rays of dorsal are separated by wide interspaces and (apparently) connected by membrane only at their bases. Ventral separated from origin of anal by little more than an eye-length.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Aphoristia gilessii Alcock 1889
Aphoristis (Gilesi) M. Weber 1913

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1929)

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

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