Coelorhynchus parallelus   (Gunther)  1877 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: Uniform brown. Dorsal, pectoral and ventral fins slightly darker.

Snout pointed, its dorsal side somewhat straight and lateral side slightly convex. Snout 2.4 in head. Eye diameter 4.3 in head, about 1.8 in snout and slightly more than interorbital space. Mouth inferior, maxilla reaching to a level from hind border of pupil. Infraorbital ridge with strong spinulated keels, reaching to border of preoperculum. Supraorbital ridge keeled, reaching to upper angle of operculum. Median rostral ridge reaching to a line from front border of eyes. On each side of interorbital space a ridge with keeled scales extend to end of head. Lower side of head with small scales. Scales of head and body strongly spinose. Barbel 2/5 in eye diameter. Teeth in villiform bands in jaws. Five scales between first dorsal fin and lateral line. Second spine of first dorsal fin weak, filamentous in distal part, equal to snout. The interspace between the two dorsal fins slightly more than the length of base of first dorsal fin. Pectoral fin slightly longer than postorbital length of head. Ventral fin slightly shorter than pectoral fin.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: II, 9; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: 80-90; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 18.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Macrurus parallelus Gunther 1877
Coelorhynchus parallelus Weber and de Beaufort 1969

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1980)

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 -

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