Elagatis bipinnulatus [Status Unaccepted]   (Quoy & Gaimard,  1825) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 111 cm.

Color: Greenish above, white or silvery below, a narrow longitudinal blue from orbit to tail, an other from point of snout running below eye to tail, between both a yellow band in life, fins grayish or yellowish, caudal with a darker margin.

The proportions of head and body differ greatly with growth, height according to age 3 to more than 5 in length, head 3.5 to more than 4, much longer than high, sub conic, pointed, its rostro-occipital profile nearly straight. Eye small, with a narrow adipose eyelid, according to age 5.5 to more than 7 in head, about twice more than convex interorbital space, in young slightly shorter than pointed snout, the snout prolonged with growth and finally about thrice longer than diameter of eye. Maxillary reaches in young almost to front border of eye, later about halfway between nostril and eye. Lateral line with more or less than 100 unarmed scales with sensory tubules. Dorsal spines about 6 to 7 times in height of body, anterior part of soft dorsal two and half times in that height, elevated part of anal somewhat lower. Pectorals about half length of head, equal to ventrals. For other characters see those of the genus.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Seriola bipinnulata Quoy and Gaimard, 1824
Elagatis bipinnulatus Bennett, 1840
Seriolichthys bipinnulatus Bleeker, 1854
Seriolichthys bipinnulatus Gunther, 1860
Seriolichthys lineolatus Day, 1867
Seriolichthys bipinnulatus Klunzinger, 1871
Seriolichthys bipinnulatus Gunther, 1876
Seriolichthys bipinnulatus Day, 1888
Seriolichthys bipinnulatus Klunzinger, 1884
Seriolichthys bipinnulatus Carus, 1893
Elagatis bipinnulatus Meek and Bollman, 1890
Elagatis bipinnulatus Jordan and Evermann, 1896
Elagatis bipinnulatus Jordan and Evermann, 1905
Elagatis bipinnulatus Fowler, 1905
Elagatis bipinnulatus Stead, 1907
Elagatis bipinnulatus M. Weber, 1913
Elagatis bipinnulatus McCulloch, 1919
Elagatis bipinnulatus Wakiya, 1924
Elagatis bipinnulatus Barnard, 1927
Elagatis bipinnulatus Marshall, 1928
Elagatis bipinnulatus Fowler, 1928

Common Name (s)
• Maniya
• Poomeen
• Chameen
• Rainbow Runner (English)
• Kulkul (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Pelagic, Coastal


• INDIA (Record: 1931)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy Island (Lat: 8.11) (Long: 73.3) INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1931) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Print times, Pataudi house, Daryaganj, New Delhi 6 448 pp 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
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • 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
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Shameem, A and Dutt, S (1986) Fishes of the family carangidae from Visakhaptnam: List if species and new records from the Indian seas Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 28(1&2) 159-162 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/571/1/Bulletin_10.pdf
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1959) The fishing industry of Minicoy Island with special reference to the tuna fishery Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Council of Agricultural Research 6 (1) 30-57 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1866/1/Article_04.pdf
  • Sreenivasan, PV (1974) On two new records of carangid fishes from Indian seas Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Council of Agricultural Research 21 (1) 20-28 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1137/1/Article_04.pdf
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Reef Fishes Daya publishing house 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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