Johnieops macrorhynus   Mohan,  1976 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Sciaenidae

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Description
Color: Pectoral, pelvic and anal fins yellowish.

Depth of body 27-33 %, snout prominent projecting like a hood over the mouth, teeth differentiated into larger and smaller in the upper jaw with the larger teeth closely set while in the lower jaw there is an inner series of slightly enlarged teeth and an outer series of villiform teeth, no canines. HL 24-31 %, eyes large and diameter 22-31 %, gill rakers in the lower limb of the gill arch 5-8 (short and stumpy), IInd AFS weak 6-9 %. Sagitta: the head of tadpole shaped impression lying parallel to the broad anterior end, the tail ending in a deep cone. Swim bladder hammer shaped with 14 pairs of arborescent appendages.

Remarks: Measurements on Head Length (HL), Depth of body (DOB) and length of IInd Anal fin spine (II AFS.) were converted as % of Standard Length (SL). Eye Diameter (ED) is presented as percentage of HL.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Jew Fish (English)
• Dhoma
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Off Kakinada INDIA (Record: 1990-1999)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)
• Gujarat, Veraval Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sivakami, S and Ramalingam, P (2003) The Sciaenid fishery resources off Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(1) 74-87 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Kizhakudan, SJ; Nair, KVS and Zala, MS Demersal Finfish Resources of Gujarat Sustainable fisheries development: Focus on Gujarat 57-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/6060/
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Sciaenid Fishes Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Sujatha, K (1995) Finfish constituents of trawl by-catch off Visakhapatnam Fishery Technology Society of Fisheries Technologists 32(1) 56-60 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Dominant Fish Groups Occurring in Indian Coasts Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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