Rastrelliger neglectus   (van Kampen)  1907 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 21.9 cm.

Color: Color of preserved specimens brown with a bluish tinge on back, sides and belly silvery. A row of dark spots along base of first dorsal. Fins yellowish, excepting first dorsal which is hyaline, the front and upper border slightly dusky. Tip of anterior rays of second dorsal also more or less dusky.

Height 3.1-3.4, 3.8-4 in length with caudal. Head as long as high, 3.2-3.5, 3.8-3.9 in length with caudal. Eye 3.6-4.2, 1-1.2 in snout and equal to the almost flat inter orbital space, which has two parallel longitudinal ridges, uniting posteriorly on occiput. Mouth oblique, maxillary reaching to below middle of eye. A single series of small, pointed and somewhat hooked teeth in the jaws. No teeth on palate. About 29-34 gill rakers on lower branch of first arch, the longest ones equal to distance between pupil and point of snout. First dorsal spine shorter than second, which equalslength of snout and eye, seventh dorsal spine equal to pupil, following spines very small. Anterior rays of second dorsal longest, equal in length to fourth spine of first dorsal, last ray of second dorsal equal to half length of pupil. Upper border of second dorsal concave. Origin of anal slightly behind that of second dorsal. Anal similar to second dorsal. Pectorals triangular, slightly longer than ventrals, and equal to postorbital part of head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Scomber kanagurta Bleeker 1852
Scomber kanagurta Kner 1867
Scomber brachysoma Day 1876
Scomber brachysoma Evermann and Seale 1906
Scomber neglectus van Kampen 1907
Rastrelliger brachysomus Jordan and Dickerson 1908
Rastrelliger brachysomus Barnard 1927
Rastrelliger brachysoma Fowler 1928
Scomber neglectus Delsman and Hardenberg 1934
Rastrelliger brachysoma Herre 1936

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1951)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Beaufort, LF and Chapman, WM (1951) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A. J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 9 484 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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