Corythoichthys intestinalis intestinalis   (Ramsay,  1881) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 51-143 mm

Color: Light yellowish grey; sides of body with 13-18 blackish bands composed of small anastomosing longitudinal lines sometimes spreading on to dorsal surface. Operculum with numerous dark longitudinal lines and another long one from snout below eye to lower border of operculum. Throat with black marmoration and the lower surface of first three trunk rings often with black cross bars. Fins whitish.

Head 7.8-9.3 in standard length, 8.1-9.6 in total length. Depth of body 2.5-2.9 in length of head. Eye diameter 5.2-5.8 in head and 2.6-3.0 in snout. Dorsal profile of head abruptly rising to the prominent orbits. Occiput and nuchal shields with well defined median crests. Operculum with a longitudinal raised keel. Superior cristae of trunk and tail discontinuous, median cristae of trunk and superior cristae of tail incompletely interrupted, inferior cristae of trunk and tail continuous.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: 27-31; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: 4; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 15-18; rings: 16-18+34-38.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Syngnathus fasciatus Gray, 1832
Syngnathus intestinalis Ramsay, 1881
Corythoichthys fasciatus Weber and de Beaufort, 1922
Corythoichthys intestinalis intestinalis Herald, 1953

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



• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• 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 -

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