Triacanthus brevirostris [Status Unaccepted]   Temminck & Schlegel,  1850 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 92-260 mm

Color: Back light brownish, becoming yellowish white below. Base of first dorsal spine and membrane between spines dark brown.

Head 3.3-3.6, depth of body 2.5-2.6, both in standard length. Eye diameter 3.0-3.3 in head, 2.0-2.3 in snout and equal to or slightly less than interorbital space. Interorbital space with a median ridge. Dorsal profile of snout straight. First dorsal spine very strong, about equal to head; second spine about one third of first spine, other spines increasingly shorter. Base of anal fin about 1.5 in that of second dorsal. Pelvics between ventral spines broad.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: V; number of spines and rays in the second dorsal fin: 22-24; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: 18-19; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 13-14; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Triacanthus brevirostris Schlegel, 1850
Triacanthus russellii Bleeker, 1852
Triacanthus brevirostris Hollard, 1854
Triacanthus brevirostris Bleeker, 1865
Triacanthus brevirostris Kner, 1867
Triacanthus brevirostris Gunther, 1870
Triacanthus brevirostris Rutter, 1897
Triacanthus brevirostris Jordan and Fowler, 1902
Triacanthus brevirostris Tate Regan 1903
Triacanthus brevirostris Herre 1924
Triacanthus brevirostris Fowler, 1938
Triacanthus brevirostris Boeseman, 1947
Triacanthus brevirostris Inger, 1957

Common Name (s)
• Short-nosed Tripod-fish (English)
• Trikandi
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• East Coast, Coromandel, Pulicat Lake INDIA (Record: 1997-1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1948-1950)
• Gujarat, Off Kandla INDIA (Record: 1986-1987)
• Orissa, Puri INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cooum Estuary (Lat: 13.16) (Long: 80.26) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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