Nemipterus randalli   Russell,  1986 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size: 20 cm TL.

Color: Body silvery pink. Peritoneum salmon-pink.

Depth 3.0, head 3.1 in SL; eye 2.9 in head; snout 1.0 in eye; lower margin of eye tangent to a line from tip of snout to upper base of pectoral fin. Interorbital width 1.5, suborbital 2.25 in eye; pectoral 1.08, pelvic 1.13 in head.
Suborbital spine absent. Preopercle with 3 transverse scale rows. Pectoral and pelvic fins very long, reaching to or just beyond level of origin of anal fin. A line drawn up from posterior edge of suborbital reaching the dorsal profile at about 3 to 7 scale rows before origin of dorsal fin. Upper lobe of caudal fin produced into a long trailing light red filament. Axillary scale present. Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7.

Dioecious, external fertilization, nonguarders, open water/substratum egg scatterers.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Nemipterus mesoprion (non Bleeker, 1853)
(Misapplied name)

Common Name (s)
• Randall's Threadfin Bream (English)
• Roundall's Threadfin Bream
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Benthic, Sandy, Muddy


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Vishakhapatnam Coast INDIA (Record: 05/1995-04/1996)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rangat Bay INDIA (Record: 19/10/1991)

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 -
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Rao, PY and Shameem, A (1999) A note on the length-weight relationship of Nemipterus randalli Russell off Visakhapatnam coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 41(1&2) 135-138 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp 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 -
  • Mishra, SS and Krishnan, S (1992) Further new records of fishes from Andaman Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 8(2) 175-177 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at -

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