Anisochaetodon (Linophora) vagabundus   (Linnaeus)  1758 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 170 mm.

Color: Ground color in alcohol specimens yellowish, from supra pectoral part of operculum run six dark lines toward dorsal, form the last of them run about 10 similar lines in opposite direction toward belly, anal and caudal peduncle, the first of them usually before base of pectoral, a blackish white-margined ocular band from occiput to below isthmus, narrower than eye but broadening below it, narrowly separated from its fellow below, united with that above, a similunar band begins at base of dorsal spines, runs, while getting broader, along middle of soft dorsal, is continued over caudal peduncle and reaches with a point the middle of anal (an extension of the similunar band may more or less completely occupy the soft dorsal, anal and caudal peduncle (Ch. pictus)), anterior part of border of soft dorsal and anal black, likewise a broad transverse band in middle of caudal and a lighter one near its margin which is hyaline.

Orbicular, with much elevated rounded dorsal profile, rostro-ventral profile slightly convex, rostro-dorsal profile a little concave till eye, thence rapidly ascending with slightly convexity toward dorsal. Height 1.5-1.6, head 2.8-3.5 in length. Eye midway in small head, about 3-3.5 in its length, longer than slightly convex inter-orbital space, less than 1.5 in snout, which goes 2.6-2.8 in head and is somewhat pointed and rather prominent. Gape of mouth small and somewhat oblique. Rounded angel of preoperculum scarcely denticulate. Scales in middle part of trunk as in Ch. auriga: above lateral line rounded and smaller than the large rhombic ones below it, which are arranged in regular oblique series, diminishing in size and rounded on head, chest and toward median fins. Lateral line strongly arched, reaching termination of dorsal. Spinous dorsal longer than soft, spines stronger, the middle ones the longest, in adult the eight ultimate sub equal, less than twice in head, soft dorsal and anal angularly rounded. Pectorals pointed, shorter than head. Caudal convex, least height of its peduncle more than diameter of eye.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Chaetodon vagabundus Linnaeus 1758
Chaetodon pictus Forskal 1775
Chaetodon vagabundus Bloch 1795
Chaetodon vagabundus Bloch and Schneider 1801
Chaetodon pictus Bloch and Schneider
Chaetodon vagabundus Lacepede 1802
Chaetodon pictus Lacepede
Chaetodon vagabundus Bennett 1828
Chaetodon vagabundus Cuvier and Valenciennes 1831
Chaetodon decussatus Cuvier and Valenciennes
Chaetodon pictus Cuvier and Valenciennes
Chaetodon nesogallicus Cuvier and Valenciennes
Chaetodon vagabundus Bleeker 1848
Chaetodon decussatus Bleeker
Chaetodon nesogallicus Bleeker 1851
Chaetodon pictus Bleeker
Chaetodon vagabundus Ruppell 1852
Chaetodon decussatus Bleeker 1859
Chaetodon vagabundus Kaup 1860
Chaetodon pictus Kaup
Chaetodon nesogallicus Kaup
Chaetodon pictus Gunther 1860
Chaetodon vagabundus Gunther
Sarothrodus vagabundus Bleeker 1863
Tetragonopterus nesogallicus Bleeker
Tetragonopterus vagabundus Bleeker
Chaetodon decussatus Kner 1865
Chaetodon vagabundus Kner
Chaetodon vagabundus Playfair 1866
Chaetodon pictus Klunzinger 1870
Chaetodon vagabundus Gunther 1875
Chaetodon vagabundus Peters 1876
Tetragonopterus (Linophora) vagabundus Bleeker 1877
Chaetodon nesogallicus Gunther 1880
Chaetodon vagabundus Gunther
Chaetodon vagabundus Macleay 1882
Chaetodon (Anisochaetodon) vagabundus var. pictus Klunzinger 1884
Chaetodon vagabundus Meyer 1885
Chaetodon pictus Day 1888
Chaetodon vagabundus Day
Chaetodon vagabundus Perugia 1889
Chaetodon vagabundus Steindachner 1893
Chaetodon pictus M. Weber 1895
Chaetodon vagabundus Steindachner 1900
Chaetodon vagabundus Fowler 1900
Chaetodon vagabundus Steindachner and Denkschr 1902
Chaetodon vagabundus Jordan and Fowler 1902
Chaetodon vagabundus Jordan and Seale 1906
Chaetodon vagabundus Jordan and Starks 1907
Chaetodon vagabundus Pellegrin 1912
Chaetodon vagabundus Snyder 1912
Chaetodon vagabundus M. Weber 1913
Chaetodon vagabundus de Beaufort 1913
Chaetodon vagabundus Jordan and Starks 1917
Chaetodon pictus Jordan and Starks
Chaetodon vagabundus McCulloch 1923
Chaetodon decussatus Ahl 1923
Chaetodon vagabundus Ahl
Chaetodon vagabundus var, pictus Ahl
Chaetodon vagabundus var. jordani Ahl
Chaetodon pictus Ahl
Chaetodon vagabundus Barnard 1927
Chaetodon vagabundus Herre and Montalban 1927
Chaetodon vagabundus Fowler 1928
Chaetodon vagabundus Fowler and Bean 1929
Chaetodon vagabundus Duncker and Mohr 1929
Chaetodon vagabundus Herre 1931
Chaetodon vagabundus Whitley 1932
Chaetodon vagabundus Herre 1931
Chaetodon vagabundus Giltay 1933

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• INDIA (Record: 1936)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1936)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar INDIA (Record: 1936)

Literature Source(s)
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1936) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Print times, Pataudi house, Daryaganj, New Delhi 7 607 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

Page last updated on:2009-09-18

Back to Search