Torquigener hypselogeneion   (Bleeker,  1852) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Max length : 10.0 cm TL

Color: Dark brown with pale greenish spots above, an intermediate pale yellow zone, white below

Body covered with prickles. Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8 - 10; anal spines: 0; anal soft rays: 7 - 8.

It often sleeps during the day by burrying itself under the sand with just eyes exposed.

Synonym (s)
Amblyrhynchotes hypselogeneion (Bleeker, 1852)
(Senior Synonym)
Spheroides hypselogeneion (Bleeker, 1852)
(Senior Synonym)
Tetraodon hypselogeneion Bleeker, 1852
(Senior Synonym)
Uranostoma guttata Bleeker, 1866
(Junior Synonym)
Sphoeroides hypselogeneion (Bleeker, 1852)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Chundina-kunhi (Malayalam)
• Koli (Mahl)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine, Sandy


• 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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