Allanetta barnesi   (Schultz)  (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 33-48 mm

Color: Translucent to slightly whitish with a broad silvery lateral band edged with dark above. Scale pockets on back with dusky edges; tip of snout, occiput, lower lip and base of pectoral dusky. Fins hyaline.

Body slightly compressed, snout bluntly conical. Head 4.0-4.4 in standard length, 4.8-5.3 in total length. Depth of body 5.8-6.7 in standard length, 7-8 in total length. Eye diameter 2.7-3.0 in head, about 0.6-0.7 in snout and equal to interorbital space. Maxillary reaching a vertical from front of eye. Median premaxillary process short, scarcely reaching above front margin of eye. Lateral process present on side of maxillary. Rami of mandibles distinctly elevated posteriorly. Hind border of preopercle with a concavity. Teeth minute in jaws, vomer and pterygoid. First dorsal fin origin nearer to base of caudal fin than to tip of snout and opposite to or slightly anterior to a vertical from vent. Vent 1 or 2 scales behind tip of ventral fins. Pectoral fin 6.8-7.8 in total length. Scales thin, entire and deciduous. 17-18 predorsal scales.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: VI-VII; number of spines and rays in the second dorsal fin: I, i, 8-9; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: I, i, 11-13; number of rays in the pectoral fin: i, 13-14; number of spines and rays in the ventral fins: I, 5; number of scale rows along the midside of body from the upper corner of operculum to the midbase of caudal fin in the absence of lateral line: 43-45; number of horizontal scale rows usually counted from origin of the dorsal fin to the lateral line and from anal origin to the lateral line: 6; gill raker count: 4-5+1+16-18.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Hypoatherina barnesi Schultz, 1953
Allanetta barnesi Jones and Kumaran, 1966

Common Name (s)
• Kudifitham
• Uri
• Tholiyan
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)

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 -
  • Kumaran, M; Pillai, PP; Mohan, RSL; Murty, VS and Gopakumar, G (1989) Live-bait resources and development Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 39-45 Available at -

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