Kathala axillaris   (Cuvier,  1830) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Sciaenidae

Image copyrights: The Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: 27 cm TL (male)

Color: A distinct black blotch on the pectoral fin axil, spinous part of the dorsal fin black.

A small sized species. Body deep, DOB 33-39 %, mouth terminal, oblique. HL 29-33 %, ED 23-31 %, teeth differentiated in both jaws, no canines. Gill rakers in the lower limb of Ist gill arch slender- 20-21, IInd AFS strong 9-13 %. Sagitta: anterior portion bilobed, head of tadpole shaped impression distinct, the tail is broad, deeply grooved and bent. Swim bladder carrot shaped with no side branches. One pair of simple curved tubes at the anterior end, which traverses into the head. Dorsal fin with 9 or 10 spines, followed by a deep notch, second part of fin with 1 spine and 26 or 29 soft rays. Anal fin with 2 spines and 7 soft rays. Caudal fin bluntly truncate. Scales cycloid on head and nape, ctenoid on rest of body.

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)
Corvina axillaris Cuvier, 1830
(Senior synonym)
Kathala axillaris (Cuvier, 1830)
(Senior synonym)
Pseudosciaena axillaris (Cuvier, 1830)
(Senior synonym)
Sciaena axillaris (Cuvier, 1830)
(Senior synonym)
Sciaena axillaris Day, 1876
Pseudosciaena axillaris Weber and de Beaufort, 1936
Wak axillaris Chu, Lo & Wu, 1963
Dhoma axillaris Talwar & Joglekar, 1970

Common Name (s)
• Kathala Croaker (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries; marketed fresh, also dried salted.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Off Kakinada INDIA (Record: 1990-1999)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Maharashtra, Amba Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.81) INDIA (Record: 12/2005-11/2006) (Depth: 12-30 mts)
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Orissa, Puri INDIA (Record: 1987-2006)
• Orissa INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)
• Kerala, Cochi Coast INDIA

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