Gnathodentex aurolineatus   (Lacepede,  1802) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 143-165 mm

Color: Brownish, lighter below with narrow whitish stripes on sides. Spinous dorsal somewhat dusky; other fins slightly lighter.

Head 3.1-3.3 in standard length, 3.9-4.1 in total length. Depth of body 2.8-3.1 in standard length, 3.5-3.9 in total length. Eye diameter 2.6-2.8 in head, 0.8 in snout and 0.8-0.9 in interorbital space. Outer edge of maxillary denticulate. Maxillary not reaching below anterior border of eye. Teeth villiform, outer row slightly enlarged, both jaws with 4 canines anteriorly. Vomer and palatines edentulous. Preopercle edge rough without notch. Fourth dorsal fin spine longest, more than eye. Third anal fin spine longer than second, pectoral fin about 2/5 snout shorter than head. Ventral fin equal to or longer than head without snout. Interorbital space and preopercle flange naked.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: X, 10; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: III, 9; number of rays in the pectoral fin: ii, 13; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I, 5; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 76-77; 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+1+19; gill raker count: 4+1+6.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Sparus aurolineatus Lacepede 1803
Gnathodentex aurolineatus Weber and de Beaufort 1936
Pentapus aurolineatus Day 1878

Common Name (s)
• Bondu
• Cheekkanni
• Striped Large-eye Bream
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bitra 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 -
  • Starfish Available at -
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at -

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