Leiognathus ruconius [Status Unaccepted]   (Hamilton,  1822) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 8 cm.

Color: Silvery, the back slightly with dark vertical lines or series of spots on upper third of body, a black line from front edge of orbit to chin, usually joining that of the other side, a dark spot on upper part of operculum, pectorals axil black, fins hyaline, the spinous dorsal with a black tip.

Compressed, nearly oval, length 1.50-1.80, head 3.40-3.75 in length, ventral profile much more convex than dorsal, rostro-occipital line of head concave. Eye 2.50 in head, somewhat longer than snout and interorbital space. A single minute spine above eye, supraorbital margin minutely, lower preopercular margin more strongly denticulated. Mouth parts and teeth as in L. insidiator, but maxillary reaching only to front border of orbit. Scales middle-sized, about thirty in a longitudinal series, easily rubbed of. Lateral line usually reaching to below middle of soft dorsal or slightly farther. Second dorsal spine the longest, conspicuously less than one third of height of body, third dorsal spine serrated inferiorly at its front border. Second anal spine shorter than second dorsal spine. Pectorals somewhat shorter than head but more than twice longer than ventrals. Caudal deeply incised, the lobes pointed.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Chanda ruconius Hamilton-Buchanan, 1822
Equula ruconius Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835
Equula interrupta Bleeker, 1852
Equula ruconius Bleeker, 1853
Equula interrupta Gunther, 1860
Leiognathus interruptus Bleeker, 1865
Equula interrupta Kner, 1867
Equula ruconius Day, 1888
Equula interrupta Macleay, 1881
Equula ruconius Duncker, 1904
Equula ruconia Jordan and Seale, 1907
Equula ruconia Seale, 1910
Equula interrupta M. Weber, 1913

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine
Prey:  copepods, cirripede larvas and Evadne, polychsete, Prionospio pinnata


• Kerala, Off Calicut INDIA (Record: 1948-1953) (Depth: 3.65-14.63 mts)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) 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
  • Venkataraman, G (1960) Studies on the food and feeding relationships of the inshore fishes off Calicut on the Malabar coast Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Council of Agricultural Research 7 (2) 275-306 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1898/1/Article_03.pdf
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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