Abudefduf dickii   (Lienard,  1839) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service

Size: 15-107 mm.

Color: Brownish with a broad crescent shaped black band from median rays of soft dorsal to posterior rays of anal. Caudal peduncle, caudal and posterior parts of soft dorsal and anal creamy white. Spinous dorsal light brown with dark edge. Anal blackish anteriorly.

Head 2.9-3.0 in standard length, 3.7-3.8 in total length. Depth of body 1.8-1.9 in standard length, 2.3-2.4 in total length. Eye more than 3 in head, more than snout and interorbital space. A single series of compressed teeth in jaws. None of the opercles serrated. Preorbital and suborbital scaly. Preoperculum with three rows of scales, limbs scaly. Pectoral fin slightly shorter than head. Ventral fin as long as head, the first ray produced.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: XII, 17; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: II, 14; number of rays in the pectoral fin: ii, 16-17; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I, 5; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 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: 2+1+8-9.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Glyphisodon dickii Lienard, 1839
Abudefduf dicki Smith, 1960
Abudefduf dickii de Beaufort, 1940
Glyphidodon dickii Bleeker, 1863
Glyphidodon unifasciatus Kner and Steindachner, 1867
Glyphidodon (Stegastes) Dickii Bleeker, 1877
Glyphidodon dickii Gunther, 1881
Glyphidodon dickii Sauvage, 1891
Abudefduf dicki Jordan and Seale, 1906
Abudefduf dicki Jordan and Richardson, 1908
Abudefduf dickii M. Weber, 1913
Abudefduf dickii Montalban, 1927
Abudefduf dickii Fowler and Bean, 1928
Abudefduf dickii Fowler, 1928
Abudefduf dicki Herre, 1936
Negostegastes dickii Roxas and Martin, 1937

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Ornamental fish)

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 05/01/1987-06/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep Islands INDIA (Record: 11/1993-01/1997)

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
  • Beaufort, LF (1940) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A. J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 8 508 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Murty, VS (1996) Marine ornamental fishes of India Proceedings of the Seminar on Fisheries - A Multibillion Dollar Industry, Madras CMFRI 23-34 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/7786/1/678-Mur.pdf
  • 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
  • Murty, VS (2002) Marine ornamental fish resources of Lakshadweep CMFRI Special Publication CMFRI 72 1-134 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/3536/1/Special_Publication_No_72.pdf
  • Murty, VS (2001) Ornamental fish resources of Lakshadweep Bulletins of the Geological Survey of India 56 103-111 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8574/1/Murty.pdf

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