Cirripectus variolosus   (Valenciennes)  1836 (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 30-55 mm

Color: Dull brown. Vertical fins brown; pectoral and upper edge of caudal lighter.

Head 3.3-3.5 in standard length, 4.0-4.2 in total length. Depth of body 3.2-3.4 in standard length, 3.9-4.1 in total length. Eye diameter 3.8-4.2 in head, 0.5 in blunt snout and 0.4 in interorbital space. Nasal cirrus with 4-6 filaments. Supraorbital cirrus with 3-5 filaments arising from a fleshy base. A row of 32-36 cilia across nape. Upper lip weakly crenulate. Lower lip weakly crenulate in posterior quarter. Teeth in jaws numerous, movable. A canine present posteriorly on each side of lower jaw. Lateral line abruptly curving to midlengthwise axis of body behind pectoral and extending to base of caudal fin. Spinous dorsal as high as soft dorsal rays, last spine short. Dorsal fin deeply notched. Membrane of last dorsal ray attached to base of caudal. Pectoral fin shorter than head.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: XII, 14-15; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: II, 15-16; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 15; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I, 4.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Salarias variolosus Cuvier and Valenciennes 1836
Cirripectus variolosus de Beaufort and Chapman 1951

Common Name (s)
• Funna
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1980)
• SEYCHELLES (Record: 1980)

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 -

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