Abudefduf zonatus   (Cuvier,  1830) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Pomacentridae

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Description
Size: 32-83 mm

Color: Uniform olive brown with broad whitish transverse area below 4th-7th dorsal spines. This white area is sometimes indistinct or even absent. A large black ocellus at the base of last 3 or 4 dorsal spines and a black blotch at the base of last dorsal rays. Vertical fins more or less dusky brown. Pectoral brownish.

Head 3.2-3.5 in standard length, 4.2-4.4 in total length. Depth of body 2.2-2.5 in standard length, 2.8-3.2 in total length. Eye diameter 3.2-3.4 in head, 0.8-1.0 in snout and equal to or slightly more than interorbital space. Teeth in two rows in jaws. None of the opercles serrated. Three rows of scales on cheek, flange naked. Pectoral fin shorter than head. Ventral fin equal to head.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: XIII, 12-13; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: II, 12-13; number of rays in the pectoral fin: ii, 15-16; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I, 5; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 17-18+8-9; 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.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.


Synonym (s)
Glyphisodon zonatus Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1830
Abudefduf zonatus Smith, 1960

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

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 05/01/1987-06/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 05/01/1987-06/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 05/01/1987-06/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA (Record: 09/02/1987-25/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Tinnakara INDIA (Record: 09/02/1987-25/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 06/03/1987-01/04/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 11/1993-01/1997)
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 11/1993-01/1997)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni 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
  • 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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