Sciaena dussumieri [Status Unaccepted]   (Cuvier and Valenciennes,  1833) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 22.5 cm.

Color: Brown or grayish above, often with a coppery hue, lighter or silvery along abdomen, fin yellowish, powdered with brown, spinous dorsal more or less darker, at least the border.

Oblong, compressed, dorsal profile more convex than the nearly straight ventral, rostro-dorsal profile convex, height less than head, 3.75-4.50 in length, head 3.4-4. Eye oval, more or less than 4 in head, stuated in its anterior half, eye diameter shorter than broadly convex inter orbital space, about 1.4 in snout. Two approximate nostrils, the posterior oval, close to eye, the anterior round, valvulate. Snout prominent, blunt, the free border with a median pore, on each side a lateral incision, inside of which a small lobe. Cleft of mouth almost horizontal, upper jaw reaching behind pupil, maxillary concealed, lower jaw inferior included in the upper, a robust mental barbel, equal to half diameter of eye, with a basal pore, laterally two canspicuous pores, opercle with a flat non-pungent spine, preopercle crenulate, the angle rounded, post temporal entire. Teeth in upper jaw in a close set single series of conical and rather strong ones, decreasing in size hind wards, and in an inner rather broad villi form band, in lower jaw in a broad villi form band with an edentulous inter space at symphysis. Scales on head and body cycloid, smaller on nape and anterior part of back, sparsely on abse of soft dorsal and anal, sensory on base of soft dorsal and anal, sensory tubes of lateral line terminally bifurcate. Dorsal deeply incised, base of spinous part about half length of that of soft part, the second, third and fourth spine with a filamentous prolongation, the second and third about sub equal, almost as high as height of body, the fourth slightly lower, the sequent rapidly diminishing in height, the soft dorsal nearly half height of body terminally rounded, anal rounded, its base nearly four times in base of soft dorsal, the second anal spine equals eye, somewhat shorter than first spine very small. Pectorals acute, shorter than head without snout, ventrals about twice diameter of eye. Caudal convex in young, in adult superiorly with a somewhat acute angle, least height of its peduncle equal to inter orbital space.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Umbrina dussumieri Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1833
Umbrina dussumieri Bleeker, 1850
Umbrina amblycephalus Bleeker, 1855
Umbrina dussumieri Gunther, 1860
Umbrina dussumieri Day, 1865
Umbrina amblycephalus Kner, 1868
Sciaena dussumieri Bleeker, 1877
Sciaena dussumieri Gunther, 1874
Sciaena dussumieri Karoli, 1882
Umbrina dussumieri Day, 1889
Umbrina dussumieri Pellegrin, 1905
Umbrina dussumieri Jordan and Seale, 1907
Umbrina dussumieri Jordan and Richardson, 1908
Umbrina dussumieri Zugmayer, 1913
Sciaena dussumieri Fowler, 1918
Sciaena dussumieri Fowler and Bean, 1927
Umbrina dussumieri Herre, 1931
Sciaena dussumieri Fowler, 1933

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• INDIA (Record: 1936)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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