Abudefduf cingulum   (Klunzinger,  1871) (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 15-70 mm

Color: Brownish, lower sides lighter. A broad white bar sometimes present across body below about 6th to 8th dorsal spines. Dorsal and anal dark, soft dorsal pale posteriorly. Caudal lobes dark, lighter towards extremity. Pectoral light with a dark blotch in axil. Ventral dusky. Young with a spot at the base of last two or three dorsal spines and anterior two or three rays of dorsal.

Head 2.9-3.2 in standard length, 4.0-4.2 in total length. Depth of body 1.9-2.1 in standard length, 2.5-2.7 in total length. Eye diameter 3.2-3.4 in head, equal to or longer than snout and equal to interorbital space. Two rows of scales on suborbital. 3-4 rows of scales on preopercle, lower edge naked. A single series of truncate teeth in jaws. None of the opercles serrated. Pectoral fin shorter than head. Ventral fin equal to head.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: XII, 15-16; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: II, (12) 13; number of rays in the pectoral fin: ii, 17; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I, 5; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 19-20+8; 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: 3+1+9.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Glyphidodon cingulum Klunzinger, 1871
Abudefduf cingulum Smith, 1960

Common Name (s)
• Burang
• Padatham
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 05/01/1987-06/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA (Record: 09/02/1987-25/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 09/02/1987-25/02/1987)

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; Murty, VS and Lalmohan, RS (1989) Resources of ornamental fishes Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 46-64 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf

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