Cirripectus sebae   (Valenciennes)  (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 25-59 mm

Color: Brown with 8-14 dark brown vertical bars on sides of body. Sides of head, throat and breast with numerous pale spots or with reticulated brown lines. Fins brown, upper part of spinous dorsal and caudal fin pale or clear. Young specimens with a broad dark stripe from behind eye to caudal base.

Head 3.2-3.5 in standard length, 3.9-4.3 in total length. Depth of body equal to length of head. Eye diameter 3.6-4.2 in head, about twice length of snout and about 0.4 in interorbital space. Upper lip and posterior corner of lower lip weakly crenulate. Numerous movable teeth in a single series in jaws, a strong canine posteriorly in lower jaw. Nasal cirrus with 4-7 simple filaments; supraorbital cirrus with 4-5 slender filaments. 32-40 simple filaments across nape. Lateral line abruptly curving behind pectoral, then extending to base of caudal fin along midlengthwise axis of body. Spinous dorsal fin higher than soft dorsal; first dorsal fin spine generally longer than second. Anal fin spines swollen; anal rays much shorter than dorsal rays. Last ray of dorsal fin attached to upper caudal ray by membrane.
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 sebae Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1836
Cirripectus sebae de Beaufort and Chapman, 1951

Common Name (s)
• Funna
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA

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 -
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1968) New records of fishes from the seas around India - part VI Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 10(2) 321-331 Available at -

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