Thryssa dayi   Wongratana,  1983 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: Max length 21.5 cm SL

Belly with 25 to 27 keeled scutes from isthmus to anus. Tip of snout a little above level of eye center. Maxilla long, reaching to pectoral fin base; first supra-maxilla minute, oval; teeth in jaws enlarged. Tip of first pectoral fin ray elongated into a short filament. Gill arches pinky orange, basibranchials black, inside of gill cover pale yellow or golden. Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 41 - 46.

Synonym (s)
Thryssa mystax (non Schneider, 1801)
(Misapplied name)
Thryssa purava (non Hamilton, 1822)
(Misapplied name)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • 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 -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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