Lethrinus leutjanus   (Lacepede)  (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 31.8 cm.

Color: In preserved specimens uniform, pearly white spots on scales of back may be present. In life with transverse dark bands on body and tail.

Dorsal profile gently curved from snout to dorsal. Height 2.7-2.8, 3.3-3.4 in length with caudal. Head 2.9-3, 3.5-3.7 in length with caudal. Eye 3.9-4.2, equal to or somewhat more than slightly convex inter orbital space and 1.9-2 in snout. Mouth slightly oblique, maxillary reaching to below vertical between nostrils. Relative length of sides of triangle, formed by middle of pupil, angle of preoperculum and snout (in this sequence) 1:1.4:1.2. Canines moderate, posterior lateral teeth strong molars. Fourth and fifth dorsal spine longest, equal to post orbital to post orbital part of head and one third of eye, less than longest soft dorsal rays. Origin of anal below last dorsal spine, separated by 14 scales from lateral line. Third anal spine longest, somewhat longer than eye, about as long as soft anal rays. Pectorals as long as or somewhat longer than snout and eye, ventrals half eye diameter shorter. Caudal moderately incised, the lobes pointed. Least height of caudal peduncle twice in its length.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Bodianus leutjanus Lacepede 1802
Lethrinus sordidus Cuvier and Valenciennes 1830
Lethrinus leutjanus Cuvier and Valenciennes
Lethrinus leutjanus Bleeker 1850
Lethrinus cocosensis Bleeker 1854
Lethrinus leutjanus Gunther 1859
Lethrinus fasciatus Kner 1865
Lethrinus leutjanus Bleeker 1877
Lethrinus cocosensis Bleeker
Lethrinus opercularis Day 1888
Lethrinus cocosensis Macleay 1881
Lethrinus nebulosus Day 1889
Lethrinus leutjanus Pellegrin 1898
Lethrinus leutjanus Jordan and Evermann 1902
Lethrinus cutambi Seale 1909
Lethrinus cutambi Herre and Montalban 1927
Lethrinus leutjanus Herre and Montalban
Lethrinus leutjanus Fowler 1933

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• INDIA (Record: 1936)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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

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