Cephalopholis rogaa   (Forsskal,  1775) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 220-275 mm

Color: Uniformly dark brown to blackish including fins; a broad black bar from middle of sides to just before vent. Caudal and often soft dorsal narrowly edged with white.

Head 2.5-2.7 in standard length, 3.2-3.5 in total length. Depth of body 2.25-2.40 in standard length, 2.75-3.00 in total length. Eye diameter 6.2-6.8 in head, 1.8-2.0 in snout and 1.0-1.2 in interorbital space. Maxillary reaching to below hind border of eye. Outer row of teeth conical in both jaws with a pair of moderate canines in front, inner rows of teeth depressible. Vomer and palatines with bands of smaller teeth. Preopercle finely serrated. Middle opercular spine nearer to the lower than to the upper. Pectoral fin as long as postorbital part of head plus half eye diameter. Ventral fin equal to or slightly longer than pectoral fin. Soft dorsal and anal fins angulate. Caudal fin truncate.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: IX, 18; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: III, 9; number of rays in the pectoral fin: ii, 17-18; 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: 98-115; 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: 14-15+43-45.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Perca rogaa Forskal 1775
Aethaloperca rogaa Munro 1955
Cephalopholis rogaa Smith 1949
Epinephelus rogaa Weber and de Beaufort 1931

Common Name (s)
• Kalugini
• Karuthachemmali
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Red Sea
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 01/1987-04/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 01/1987-04/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 01/1987-04/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA (Record: 01/1987-04/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA (Record: 01/1987-04/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 01/1987-04/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 01/1987-04/1987)

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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Kumaran, M; Mohan, RSL and Murty, VS (1989) Other fin-fish resources Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 65-72 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf

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