Cirripectus stigmaticus   Strasburg & Schultz  1953 (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 49-59 mm

Color: Background color brown, lower half of head and sides of body with round pale spots; these spots irregular behind tip of pectoral. In males, posterior half of sides of body with several narrow white irregular transverse markings. Median fins brown, but upper part of first two dorsal spines and upper lobe of caudal pale; a dusky stripe along base of dorsal; ventral dusky; pectoral pale dorsally, dusky ventrally.

Head 3.2-3.4 in standard length, 4.0-4.3 in total length. Depth of body 3.2-3.5 in standard length, 4.0-4.3 in total length. Eye diameter 3.4-3.7 in head, 0.6-0.7 in snout and about 0.4 in interorbital space. Nasal cirrus with 4-5 simple filaments. Supraorbital cirrus with 5-7 filaments arising from a flattened base. 36-40 simple filaments in a row across nape, the band of filaments curving posteroventrally. Upper lip crenulate, lateral third on each side of lower lip somewhat plicate. Fine movable teeth in a single series in jaws; a canine tooth posteriorly in each side of lower jaw. Lateral line arched over pectoral fin, then curving to midlengthwise axis of body and ending at base of caudal fin. Pectoral fin slightly shorter than length of head. Ventral fin equal to postorbital length of head.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: XII, 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)
Cirripectus stigmaticus Strasburg & Schultz 1953

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



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