Opisthognathus rosenbergi   Bleeker,  1857 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 12 cm.

Color: In preserved specimens brownish. Dorsal with a basal row of 5 large blackish blotches and a broad terminal dark longitudinal band, more distinct posteriorly than anteriorly. Anal with a somewhat wavy basal, and a sub terminal longitudinal dark band. Caudal dark brown, with a narrow white posterior edge and a broad white transverse median band.

Height 4.3-4.6, 5.4 in length with caudal. Head 3.2-3.3, 3.7 in length with caudal. Eye 2.6-2.7. Snout short and blunt, 2.4-2.7 in eye. Inter orbital space narrow, about one fourth of eye. Anterior nostril small, with a rim, posterior one a rounded opening. Maxillary truncate behind, not reaching hind border of preopercle. A row of curved teeth in both jaws, with a band of small, conical, pointed teeth behind it anteriorly, this band tapering backwards and absent on sides of jaws. Lateral line ending below anterior part of soft dorsal. Spinous part of dorsal somewhat lower than soft part, the fin somewhat pointed or slightly rounded behind. Anal similar to dorsal. Pectorals and ventrals sub equal, as long as post orbital part of head. Caudal rounded.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Opisthognathus rosenbergii Bleeker, 1856
Gnathypops rosenbergii Bleeker, 1874
Opisthognathus rosenbergii Day, 1876

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• INDIA (Record: 1951)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Beaufort, LF and Chapman, WM (1951) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A. J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 9 484 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/571/1/Bulletin_10.pdf

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