Pisoodonophis cancrivorus   (Richardson,  1848) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service

Size: 205 mm

Color: Brownish yellow, lighter below.

Head 9.3, depth of body 25.5, both in total length. Head 2.7 in trunk. Head and trunk about 1.5 in tail. Eye diameter about 14 in head and 2 in snout. Snout 6.3 in head. Cleft of mouth reaching posterior to a level from the hind border of eye; 3.2 in head. Anterior nostrils a short tube on the edge of snout; posterior nostrils in upper lip below front border of eye. Teeth granular, in a patch on intermaxillary, 3 rows on vomer and in bands in jaws. Dorsal fin origin above middle of pectoral fins. Dorsal and anal fins low, ending before tip of tail. Pectoral fins 2.8 in head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Ophisurus cancrivorus Richardson, 1844
Pisoodonophis cancrivorus Weber and de Beaufort, 1916

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedalai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/571/1/Bulletin_10.pdf

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