Sillago lutea   McKay,  1985 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: FAO

Size: 15-16 cm.

Color: Body is light sandy brown above, pale brown to whitish below, with an ill defined silvery mid-lateral band; margins of scales may be slightly darker giving a vague meshwork pattern to the body above the lateral line; fins hyaline, the first dorsal-fin membrane tipped with a fine dusting of black; no dark spot at the base of the pectoral fin

Swim bladder with a median anterior extension and with or without rudimentary anteriorly directed anterolateral projections; posterior extension single. Dorsal spines (total): 12; dorsal soft rays (total): 20 - 22; anal spines: 2; anal soft rays: 21 - 23; vertebrae: 33 - 35.

Oviparous, dioecious, external fertlization, nonguarders, open water/substratum egg scatterers.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Demersal


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)

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 -
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • 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

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