Euxiphipops xanthometopon   (Bleeker)  1853 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 38.5 cm.

Color: In alcohol specimens generally brownish, scales with a dark center, head blackish or brownish, with pale markings besides an inter orbital pale patch including eye and nostrils, pectorals, dorsal and caudal yellow, a black ocellus at base of last dorsal rays, ventrals and anal dark brown.

Oblong-oval, with nearly evenly convex dorsal and ventral contour, rostro profile about evenly declivous from lips to dorsal, height 1.7-1.9 in length, head 2.4-3.5. Eye 3.8-4.4 in head and 1.5 to twice in broadly convex inter orbital space, situated not much above horizontal through tip of snout which is blunt with strongly oblique gape and prominent chin. Preorbital feebly dentate, the hind margin not free, preoperculum finely serrate behind, several strong spines below, interoperculum large, entire. Scales on trunk rhombic with strongly radiating striae, no auxiliaries, on head minute, unequal, on cheeks rugose and more conspicuous as also on operculum. Spinous dorsal much longer than soft, spines graduate the last about as long as head without snout, soft dorsal and anal evenly rounded, third anal spine as long as last dorsal. Pectorals acutely rounded, shorter than head, ventrals with the first ray produced, extending beyond anal spines, ventral spine shorter than head. Caudal rounded, least height of its peduncle nearly equaling half head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Holacanthus xanthometopon Bleeker 1858
Holacanthus xanthometopon Gunther 1860
Holacanthus xanthometopon Day 1888
Holacanthus xanthometopon Bleeker 1877
Holacanthus xanthometopon Macleay 1882
Holacanthus xanthometopon Day 1889
Holacanthus xanthometopon Herre and Montalban 1927
Holacanthus xanthometopon Fowler 1928
Holacanthus xanthometopon Fowler and Bean 1929
Heteropyge xanthometopon Fraser-Brunner 1933
Holacanthus xanthometopon Herre 1931

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans 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 -

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