Ichthyocampus belcheri   Kaup,  1856 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 28-58 mm

Color: Brownish to dark brown with indefinite bars on sides. Caudal fin brownish.

Head 7.5-8.4 in standard length. Snout as long as postorbital length of head. Head smooth, no distinct opercular ridge. Superior cristae of trunk and tail continuous. Median cristae of trunk extending to the third or fourth tail ring, median cristae of tail absent. Inferior cristae of trunk and tail continuous. Edges of posterior shields pointed. Caudal fin short. Dorsal fin insertion anterior to the small anal fin. Dorsal fin on the last one or two trunk rings and 4-5 tail rings. Brood pouch subcaudal.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: 21-22; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: 3; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 12-13; rings: 16+28-30.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Ichthyocampus belcheri Kaup, 1856
Ichthyocampus kampeni Weber, 1913

Common Name (s)
• Fipumas
• Pulchala
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep 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

Page last updated on:2011-05-24

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