Lutianus fulviflamma   (Forsskal,  1775) (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 27-99 mm

Color: Light reddish brown above, silvery below with a large blackish blotch below commencement of lateral line, most of it below the lateral line. Fins pale yellowish. Axil of pectoral slightly dark.

Head 2.5-2.6 in standard length, 3.2-3.3 in total length. Depth of body 2.7-2.9 in standard length, 3.4-3.6 in total length. Eye diameter 3.8-4.2 in head, 1.2-1.3 in snout and 0.8 in nearly flat interorbital space. Maxillary reaching to below first 2/5 of eye diameter. Small teeth in bands in jaws, outer series especially those anteriorly in upper jaw and sides of mandible canines. Teeth in a triangular patch on vomer and in an oval patch on palatines. Preopercle with very shallow emargination and serrations. Scales on occiput beginning behind hind border of eye. Scales in oblique rows above lateral line and in horizontal rows below it. Fourth dorsal fin spine longest, equal to 1.4 eye diameter. Third anal fin spine slightly longer than 2nd, little more than eye diameter. Pectoral fin longer than head without snout. Ventral equal to snout and eye together.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: X, 13-14; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: III, 8; number of rays in the pectoral fin: ii, 14; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I, 5; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 49; 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: 7+1+16; gill raker count: 6+1+8.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Sciaena fulviflamma Forskal, 1775
Lutianus fulviflamma Day, 1878
Lutjanus fulviflamma Weber and de Beaufort, 1936

Common Name (s)
• Luggambanda
• Chutton
• Chuttommetti
• One Spotted Golden Snapper (English)
• Tusha
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Red Sea
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vedalai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kovalam INDIA
• Gujarat 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 -
  • 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 -
  • Radhakrisnan, EV; Kathirvel, M; Devarajan, K; Vijayakumaran, M; Poovannan, P; Thangavelu, R; Hameed, KS; Sankaralingam, S; Ramakrishnan, A and Thangar, VS (1989) An unusual congregation of organisms in the catches off Kovalam, Madras Marine fisheries information service ICAR 99 16-18 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 Available at - NIO, Goa

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